Eyelid Ptosis Valencia
Eyelid ptosis refers to the drooping or sagging of the upper eyelid. Patients suffering from eyelid ptosis need to seek medical attention in order to prevent the conditioning from worsening. The eyelids can begin to droop and extreme cases include the skin covering the pupil. The surgeon will measure the ptosis and deduce whether it is minimal (1 – 2 mm), moderate (2 – 4 mm) or severe (4 mm or larger). Treatment options depend on the measurement.
Minimal eyelid ptosis can be treated through one of two procedures, including the Mueller’s muscle conjunctival resection quantization or the Fasanella-Servat procedure. The procedure of choice to treat moderate ptosis is the Levator Aponeurotic advancement.
A patient will either be given local anesthesia or be completely sedated. The surgery is either approached from the posterior of the eyelid without an external scar or a small incision is made through the upper eyelid and is hidden in the eyelid crease and fold.
Severe forms of eyelid ptosis are treated using Levator advancement or frontalis suspension. The later procedure involvesd suspending the upper eyelids to the eyebrows through the use of the patient’s tissue.