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Eyelid ptosis treatment options

What causes eyelid ptosis?

When you look in the mirror, do you see sleepy-looking eyes? Maybe your upper eyelids sag a little or cover your pupil.

 

This is a clear sign of eyelid ptosis, which is when the upper eyelid droops over the eye, limiting or even completely blocking your otherwise normal vision.

 

Ptosis can be present at birth, but people can also acquire it later in life due to:

 

  • Injury or stretching of eyelid muscles or ligaments

  • Damage to the nerve controlling the eyelid muscles

  • Aging

  • A complication of Botox injections

  • Following eye surgery, which can stretch your eyelid

  • Excessive eye rubbing

  • Use of rigid contact lenses

 

You could get ptosis as an adult when the nerves that control your eyelid muscles are damaged. 

 

In most cases, the condition is resolved through medical intervention. 

Ptosis does not lead to any health issues, in most cases, and is easily manageable.

What are the treatment options for eyelid ptosis?

Here are some treatment options and health providers in the Dominican Republic.

Eyelid surgery

Brow lift

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