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Eyelid Ptosis

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Eyelid ptosis (known commonly as a droopy eyelid or lazy eyelid) is a medical issue visible in sagging of left or right

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Koc Healthcare Institutions

Istanbul, Turkey
2 reviews
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Medical Park Ankara Hospital

Ankara, Turkey
4 reviews
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Kolan British Hospital

Nicosia, Cyprus
2 reviews
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Medical Park Antalya Hospital

Antalya, Turkey
11 reviews
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Estethica Atasehir

Istanbul, Turkey
34 reviews
TTB - Turkish Medical Association
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Florence Nightingale Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey
6 reviews
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Medical Park Bahcelievler Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
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Acibadem Maslak Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
10 reviews
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Eyelid Ptosis Cost

Average Eyelid Ptosis costs are € 1,155, based on Eyelid Ptosis prices from 8 clinics.

Eyelid Ptosis prices vary greatly depending on the clinic and the location. For example, Eyelid Ptosis in Turkey is a popular option where Eyelid Ptosis costs as low as € 1,155.

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Eyelid Ptosis

Eyelid ptosis (known commonly as a droopy eyelid or lazy eyelid) is a medical issue visible in sagging of left or right upper eyelid (unilateral eyelid ptosis) or both upper eyelids (bilateral ptosis). Eyelid ptosis belongs to the most popular eyelid problems, and it may occur due to trauma, age, or various medical disorders. 

Eyelid ptosis often affects people since birth (congenital ptosis), but there are also cases of developing eyelid ptosis due to stretching of eyelid muscles, sudden droopy eyelid or eyelid ptosis caused by medical conditions as well as toxins and drugs. For example, when the toxin is injected, it can travel to unintended areas in the face. In some cases, it could be experienced a droopy eyelid after Botox treatment. It is important not to confuse eyelid ptosis surgery with blepharoplasty or eye lift. Blepharoplasty aims at removing fat and excess skin and is usually a purely cosmetic procedure. Eyelid ptosis treatment is a normal surgery instead of cosmetic and involves correction of muscles responsible for one’s eyelid.

Eyelid Ptosis Candidates

Candidates for eyelid ptosis surgery are people whose ptosis is severe and blocking the vision and also whose eyelid ptosis treatment without surgery didn’t give proper effecs. 

Eyelid ptosis surgery or eyelid ptosis treatment without surgery is especially recommended for children who have droopy eyelids since birth – severe eyelid ptosis may lead to lazy eye and other eye problems.

Am I Suitable for Eyelid Ptosis?

Not everybody is eligible for eyelid ptosis surgery. For some lighter cases of the lazy eyelid, eyelid ptosis treatment without surgery seems to be more suitable since it is less invasive than classic ptosis repair. The degree of droopiness in the eyelids varies from person to person. To understand if having or not the ptosis, it is an excellent way to compare a recent photo of the face with one from 10 or 20 years ago and see if any difference in the eyelid skin. 

Preparing for Eyelid Ptosis

Before the eyelid ptosis surgery, it is essential to inform the ophthalmologists of all prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and supplements currently used. It is also important for the eye surgeon to know if the patients take aspirin (or aspirin-containing drugs) or blood thinners. 

How is Eyelid Ptosis Performed?

The type of ptosis surgery depends on the case. Patients with congenital ptosis, especially children, will undergo so-called frontalis ptosis surgery, attaching their eyelids to frontalis muscles which are normally responsible for the eyelid movement. Other patients will have their eyelid muscles moved forward in order to increase the vision. 

During the eyelid ptosis surgery, the surgeon aims to tighten the levator muscle of the eyes. This makes the eyelids lift up into the desired position. Doctors sometimes recommend an eyelid ptosis surgery to prevent the start of lazy eye (amblyopia), especially for children who have ptosis.

The eyelid ptosis surgery is a delicate droopy eyelid treatment which requires a skilled eye doctor. Therefore, it is better to conduct proper research before choosing an eye doctor for your eyelid surgery procedure.

Eyelid Ptosis Summary

Anesthesia

Local or General anesthetic

Hospital Stay

Usually overnight stay is not required

Duration of Operation

1 to 3 hours

Eyelid Ptosis Recovery

Sutures used in eyelid ptosis surgery are usually removed after one week. If both upper lids have been treated through eyelid ptosis surgery, at least one of the eye pads will be removed after an hour from the surgery, for the patients can return home to rest comfortably.

Eyelid surgery procedure also leaves some bruising, which may take a little longer to pass. Patients who undergo droopy eyelid surgery need to use antibiotics and other medications prescribed by their ophthalmologists for a certain of time after their ptosis repair surgery.

Eyelid Ptosis Risks and Complications

The eyelid ptosis surgery procedure is safe, but complications are possible. For example, overcorrecting is a potential complication as well as under correction. This risk causes the eyelid being either too high or too low and requires revision surgery. In a 2018 study, 8.7% of cases among 1,519 patients have been required a secondary surgery after the initial procedure.

Some patients after ptosis repair surgery, experience problems with closing their eyelids as well as dryness of eyes. Others may have an eyelid infection. However, those and other complications after droopy eyelid surgery can be dealt with by eye doctors.

Eyelid Ptosis Side Effects

Swelling and bruising together with mild, temporary eye dryness and incomplete lid closure are usually associated with eyelid ptosis surgery treatment. However, those side effects are acceptable since the outcomes of droopy eyelid surgery are usually satisfactory for patients. Still, it is necessary to talk with the surgeon before the surgery about all of those possible side effects and associated risks. 

Eyelid Ptosis Success Rates

While there is no data available for eyelid ptosis surgery success rates, it is safe to say that most of the cases of the droopy eyelid are treatable with eyelid surgery. Congenital ptosis is thought to be the hardest to fight with, but it is of paramount importance to see an eye doctor before it becomes harder to treat.

Eyelid Ptosis FAQ

What Is Eyelid Ptosis?
Eyelid ptosis is a medical condition, in which one or both upper eyelids are sagging, partially or totally covering the eyesight. This condition is also known as droopy or lazy eyelid. It can limit or even completely block normal vision. 

Is Eyelid Ptosis Surgery the same with Blepharoplasty? 
No. Blepharoplasty is plastic surgery, also known as an eye lift, while droopy eye surgery is a must for many patients due to problems with vision affected negatively by it.

Is There any Eyelid Ptosis Treatment Without Surgery?
Yes, eyelid ptosis surgery is often the last call. Before deciding on this droopy eyelid treatment, eye doctors usually attempt at other, less invasive methods or make a small adjustment to lid’s lifting muscles. 

This content is written and reviewed by our medical content team in May, 2019.