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.