Saturday, June 23, 2012

Tips to treat Ptosis

Ptosis refers to drooping of upper or lower eyelids, when levator and muller muscles are not strong enough to raise the eyelids. If left untreated, it interferes with vision and causes other conditions such as lazy eye(amblyopia) and astigmatism.

Causes for Ptosis:
  • Congenital abnormality (via hereditary)
  • Mild drooping due to aging.
  • As a result of injury.
  • Neuro-muscular disorder.
  • Stroke
  • Use of high dose of opioid drugs.

1. The diseases such as stroke, diabetes, horner syndrome, myasthenia gravis, brain tumour, which leads to ptosis are treated and prevented.

2. Surgeries are necessary for children born with ptosis to avoid interference with vision.

3. Surgeries are related to correcting the eyelids muscles, such as,
  • Levator resection.
  • Muller muscle resection
  • Frontalis sling operation.
4. Use of crutch glass or scleral contact lens if surgery is not to be done!.

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