Ptosis Correction

Why is ptosis correction done?

Ptosis correction is a surgery done to correct ptosis, the drooping of one or both eyelids, occurring due to ageing factors or congenital conditions. The surgery can be either for

  • A single drooping eyelid -unilateral correction or
  • both drooping eyelids - bilateral correction

How is ptosis correction done?

  • An incision is made near the centre of the eyelid and the levator muscle is folded over and tightened to reach the desirable height.
  • The muscle is secured in the position and the incision is sutured.
  • If a single eye is being corrected (unilateral) then the height is determined by comparing it with the other, while in the case of both eyelids (bilateral), they are repaired symmetrically. 
  • For children with poor levator muscles, the muscles of the brow or forehead may be used to assist in elevation of the upper eyelid.
Panel Of Specialist

Dr. Tan Niap Ming
MBBS, FRCSEd(Ophth), MMED(Ophth)(S'pore), MSURG(Ophth)(UKM)