Lazy Eye (Ptosis Correction)
Ptosis, or more commonly known as lazy eye, is a condition where the upper eyelid droops over the eye. It may occur due to genetics, previous trauma such as eye surgery or even aging as the eyelid muscles stretch and weaken with age.
Depending on the severity of the condition, the eyelid may droop slightly, or to the extent of covering the pupil entirely. In some cases, ptosis can limit or even completely hinder normal vision. Although both children and adults can develop ptosis at any age due to a variety of factors, this condition can be easily treated in order to improve vision as well as physical appearance.
- Ptosis Correction Surgery
This procedure corrects dropping of the upper eyelid by repositioning the underlying muscles to lift and elevate the affected eyelid. Depending on the specific ptosis condition, our surgeon will first access your eyelid structure and opt for the most suitable technique to create the best results to compliment your features.
There are three conventional techniques for ptosis correction; external, internal and sling method. Sutures will be removed about a week after surgery, but the swelling may take some time to subside. In the period of recovery, patients will be provided with a care package containing eye drops and ointment to prevent infection and speed up the healing process.
For the first three days following the surgical procedure, cold compresses on the surgical area are recommended. The area should also be cleaned regularly as per the surgeon's instructions. Sutures are commonly removed a week after the surgery. Taking 10 days off from work is recommended to ensure optimal and undisturbed healing process. After 3 weeks, physical exercises can be resumed. Most patients are fully healed 3 months after the procedure.