Posts for: April, 2014

By Dr. Mary Szatowski
April 29, 2014
Category: Ophthalmology

Open Your Eyes to the Treatment of Ptosis in Chicago

Ptosis, commonly known as droopy upper eyelid, can literally be a downer, making it difficult to see. Plus, you may be self conscious about the way you look. If it’s impairing your vision, your safety could be at risk. If ptosis is putting a damper on your confidence, it will be the only thing you can think about and see.
Here we spell out the facts of ptosis.
  • Ptosis can interfere with daily tasks (driving, working, exercising, etc.)
  • The issue of impaired vision increases your risk of accidents
  • Overly stretched muscles can cause droopy eyelid, highlighting signs of aging
  • Severe ptosis may cause you to use your fingers to lift the droopy eyelids
  • In children, untreated ptosis can increase the chance of them developing “lazy eye”
  • Surgical procedures are utilized to strengthen levator muscle.

What is internal and external ptosis surgery in Chicago?

Both surgical procedures are utilized to tighten the levator muscle. If the levator muscle is tighter, it can reduce the appearance of droopy lids. What’s the difference between internal and external ptosis treatment?
  • Internal – the levator muscle is reached through the posterior of the eyelid, and it won’t produce any scars.
  • External – the levator muscle can be tightened through an external incision, which is made between the eyelid’s crease line.

Is congenital ptosis the cause of your weak levator muscles?

Congenital ptosis means the issue was present at birth. If this is the cause, we have an alternate surgery that is available for young children who have severe vision-threatening ptosis. For more information regarding one of these treatments, call our office, or request your appointment online now!
Your eyes are the windows to your soul. Don’t let droopy eyelids get in the way. With professional care, you can bat those eyelashes and wow with your beautiful eyes!
Are you ready to see a brighter, clearer future? Call our office at (312) 332-4296 for more information about the treatment of ptosis in Chicago.