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Case presentation: Ptosis Surgery (Droopy Eyelid Surgery)

Posted On 10/22/2013 by Dr. Christopher Zoumalan

This patient was unhappy about her droopy left upper lid. She was a long-time contact lens user, which has been associated with ptosis in younger patients.  She was unhappy about not only her appearance but also was having difficulty seeing well with her peripheral vision.  She underwent ptosis repair to help improve her appearance and also see better.  The surgery takes no more than 20-40 minutes and can be performed using mild intravenous sedation.  There is minimal downtime with this particular type of ptosis surgery as well.  

Figure above shows a ptotic, droopy left upper lid.

This photo was taken 6 weeks after undergoing posterior-approach ptosis repair surgery. Note the improvement in symmetry and lid height.

Read more about ptosis surgery at Dr. Zoumalan’s website: Ptosis surgery–Dr. Zoumalan

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