What is Ptosis?
Upper eyelid drooping can be caused by a several conditions including: 1) excess eyelid skin, 2) slipping/ stretching of the upper eyelid Levator muscle, or 3) drooping of the eyebrow. Natural aging processes causing muscle or skin laxity are the most common cause. Eyelid drooping can dash a youthful look or obstruct vision when it is severe enough. Blepharoplasty is the surgical removal of excessive skin from any of the eyelids. Ptosis repair is the surgical tightening of the Levator muscle. Brow lifts are occasionally recommended, as well. Regardless of whether you have primarily a cosmetic or medical (limited vision) eyelid condition, we can help you.
If you are experiencing symptoms of ptosis, a consultation with an ophthalmologist may be the first step towards diagnosis and treatment. At Jason M. Gilbert, M.D., P.C., we have a team of experienced board-certified professionals who are dedicated to providing high-quality care. Call 781-395-9916 or click here to schedule an appointment.