Do you see drowsy eyes whenever you glance in the mirror? It is possible that your upper eyelids slightly droop or obscure your pupil. Maybe it’s Blepharoptosis, a fancy word for “drooping.”
When the eyelids of one or both eyes droop over the eye, it’s called ptosis. Your eyelids may droop to an almost imperceptible degree or to the point where they obscure your pupil, the black dot in the middle of your eye that allows light to enter.
Ptosis affects both adults and children and can severely restrict or even totally impair normal vision.
The advancement of the levator aponeurosis-Müller muscle complex via three partial incisions is an effective method for Blepharoptosis correction (ตัด หนัง ตา บน, which is the term in Thai).
What Is The Process For Diagnosing Ptosis?
In addition to looking at your eyelid problems, an ophthalmologist will assess your overall health. Your medical history, including ptosis or hereditary muscle illnesses in your family, maybe inquired about.
It is not uncommon for a comprehensive eye exam to be accompanied by blood tests and imaging studies like a CT or MRI scan.
Untreated congenital ptosis usually does not worsen with age in most children, but it is still essential to take your child to the eye doctor once a year for checkups.
But, sagging can worsen over time in those with age-related ptosis.
Why Does It Occur?
It is available in multiple forms. Sometimes, it’s already there when the baby is born.
Blepharoptosis can develop in adults due to injury to the nerves that regulate the muscles of the eyelids. It could result from a sickness or accident that impairs the ligaments and muscles that lift the eyelids.
Age can bring it on occasion. Muscles and skin around your eyes gradually weaken. Your eyelids might be stretched during procedures like LASIK or cataract surgery. Another cause of ptosis is an eye tumor.
Ways To Prevent Ptosis
Several factors, including patient evaluation, selection, dosage, and injection technique, can help injectors prevent ptosis. Most importantly, as a patient, you should choose your practitioner with care so that these issues are less likely to arise, less severe if they do, and, most importantly, so that you can find someone who can handle complications and support you well in the doubtful case that they do.
Please let your practitioner know if you have a history of ptosis, as this will play a significant role in developing your treatment plan for Blepharoptosis correction.