What Is Ptosis And How Can It Be Fixed?

What Is Ptosis And How Can It Be Fixed?
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Ptosis [ตาปรือ, which is the term in Thai] is one of the rarest medical conditions which involves your eyes and blurs your vision. In some cases, children are born with this condition. It may come suddenly and go. In some cases, they are permanent and require medical attention. Read the article to know about Ptosis and its symptoms.

Understanding Ptosis

Ptosis is a medical condition in which individuals are unable to raise their eyelids to open their eyes. As a result, eyes are not open fully, it makes you look tired and obstruct your vision. Usually, this is caused due to nerve damage or certain medical conditions. In some serious conditions, this is the result of neurological disorders or stroke.

When To See A Doctor?

You will need to see a doctor if you experience these symptoms:

  • Pain in your eyes and surrounding areas
  • Experiencing double vision
  • Developing obstruct vision
  • In case your eyelid droops or closes

Medical Care For Ptosis

The treatment for Ptosis is based on its cause and severity. If it is present from your birth, it does not require any treatment as there are no harmful risks to your health. However, you can still opt for plastic surgery to treat them. If this is the cause of some medical treatments, you might be treated. If it is blocking your vision, your doctor might recommend surgery to treat them. Let’s look at some of the medical ways to treat Ptosis.

  • Surgery

If your Ptosis is the result of a serious condition, you will have to undergo surgery. This will tighten your elevator muscle to lift your eyelids in the desired position. However, surgeries always come with risks. Risks associated with Ptosis surgery are dry eye, hematoma, and even a scratched cornea. It is important to take care of your eyes after surgery. Another process is a sling operation which involves forehead muscles to lift the eyelids.

  • Ptosis Crutch

A neurosurgical option involves the addition of attachment to your glasses. These attachments or crutches hold your eyelids in the desired position. Usually, crutches can be attached to all frames but metal frames are an excellent choice.

In A Nutshell

There is no way to prevent Ptosis but recognizing the symptoms early can prevent the worsening of the condition. Getting a regular eye checkup will help you to figure out the symptoms. The droopy eyelids could be a sign of dangerous neurosurgical conditions, it is better to consult a doctor or a specialist at the earliest.

Albert Melville