What is Ptosis?
Ptosis is a condition characterized by the inability to adequately open or elevate the upper eyelid. Ptosis can affect one or both eyes and is caused by weakness or detachment of the muscle that opens the upper eyelid. The condition is extremely common and occurs to a varying degree. For example, severe cases, which are more noticeable, are less common, and therefore are the ones typically presenting for treatment. However, milder cases are more prevalent in the community and are not as noticeable, as patients tend to compensate for this mild droopiness by constantly lifting their eyebrows to open their eyes. As a result, this latter group develop deep lines in the forehead area early on and present for botox treatment not realizing that the lines are resulting from their constant brow hyperactivity. Patients that suffer from droopy eyelids often appear sleepy or tired, especially when both eyes are involved. Dr. Mohammed Alghoul provides droopy eyelid surgery for Amman patients using specialized techniques to re-elevate the upper lid to its normal level.
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Ptosis can have many potential causes. Sometimes, it is caused by a problem with the muscle that lifts the eyelid; when the muscle underneath the eyelid is weakened or damaged, it cannot raise the eyelid properly. Droopy eyelids can also occur if the nerves controlling the muscle are damaged. In other cases, a droopy eyelid can occur as a result of the natural aging process, injury or medical condition such as stroke. Some adults with droopy eyelids also have saggy, excess skin on the eyelids.
Droopy Eyelid Treatments
The best solution for droopy eyelids is eyelid surgery. Dr. Mohammed Alghoul is a top eyelid surgeon, offering droopy eyelid correction procedures to improve the appearance and functionality of the upper eyelids. Reattaching the muscle to the lid and repositioning the eyelid crease. This allows the patient to open their eye(s) with ease, restoring their ability to see and brightening the eye for a refreshed, brighter appearance.
Very often, droopy eyelid correction is performed in conjunction with upper eyelid surgery. This allows eyelid elevation and an increase in the height of the eye opening which has a favorable effect on upper lid proportions.
What is the difference between a droopy eyelid and upper eyelid hooding?
A droopy eyelid is unable to fully elevate to a normal height because of a problem in the function of the lid itself. Upper lid hooding is simply related to overhanging excess skin. These two conditions can co-exist. If they do, the excess skin usually sits on top of the lid without drooping over the eyelashes. It is not unusual for upper blepharoplasty and ptosis repair to be performed together at the same time.
What to Expect
Droopy eyelid or “ptosis” repair is an outpatient procedure performed under local anesthesia and sedation. Upper lid swelling occurs immediately after surgery, but as the swelling resolves over a two-week period the upper lids gradually start to take their new position. You may engage in light activity on the following day of surgery. Return to normal activity, including exercise, may take one to two weeks.
Is the procedure covered by insurance?
Correction of droopy eyelids may be covered by your insurance. A visual field test and a letter dictated by your doctor are usually required. Our staff will help you through this precertification process.
Schedule your Consultation for Droopy Eyelid Surgery Amman
If you’d like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Alghoul to discuss treatment options for droopy eyelid surgery in Amman, please call or contact us via email.