About Ptosis Repair
Ptosis (TOE-sis) is a medical term for the drooping of the upper eyelid, which can affect one or both eyes. The condition is caused by a weakness or separation of muscles deep within the eyelid. It can be the result of aging or can develop because of an injury or surgery. The surgical correction of ptosis involves the repairing of the stretched tendon and can be performed by an ophthalmologist during a minimally invasive oculoplastic procedure. Patients with excess skin around the eyelids may choose to combine this procedure with blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) for comprehensive results.
Our teams at Eye Health Vision Centers are skilled in performing both procedures and can have you seeing and feeling great in no time. Contact us today at our offices in Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Fall River, and Taunton, MA and Middletown, RI to learn more about your treatment options.
Ptosis Repair Reviews
"Always a pleasure coming here your always invited with a warm welcome staff are very respectful and pay close attention to any problems with your eyes or vision especially if you have diabetes like me!"- E.D. / Google / Mar 17, 2022
"Dr. Loerinc is amazing! Carefully evaluated my eyes, keeping track of changes and explaining everything completely. I highly recommend her!"- M.L. / Google / Aug 02, 2022
"Good place to visit and get eyes examined. Had cataract removed several years ago and I am still a very happy camper. Like Dr. Meehan very down to earth and professional. Listens to your questions and works with you when he can."- C.B. / Google / Aug 18, 2022
"Dr Kenyon did an excellent job on the surgery on my cataract inflicted eyes. I now have 20/20 vision for the first time in my 60 years. Dr Reis has been excellent with my yearly check ups and the followups after surgery. Already recommended them to several other people and will continue to do so."- D.T. / Google / Nov 08, 2022
"Good Morning, I wanted to share some feedback from my cousin who recently had an emergency squeeze in visit. My cousin was experiencing decreased vision and pain in his eyes. He came in to see Dr Richard. After his appointment, my cousin was leaving the office, and stated to me that he was told to go directly to the hospital. Jody Furtado faxed over the notes from the visit. A couple of hours later, a Dr. from the hospital called to get notes from the visit refaxed over. Sherry Prenda called down to Jody and she again faxed them. She then had Megan Cruz fax the notes from the downstairs fax machine to ensure that the hospital received the fax. Jody then called from home to follow up. My cousin reached out to me yesterday and stated the following in a text. " So I had a minor stroke and an ocular stroke. On medications, my heart is fine, and my brain is fine. Just got released from the hospital. I wanted to thank you and all of your co-workers at Eye Health. This emergency visit probably saved my life" Sometimes we can all get caught up in the day to day aspects of our jobs, and can forget that what we do here at Eye Health Vision can have a big impact on someone's life. I wanted everyone to know how grateful our family is for this exceptional care. ~ Christine""- C.H. / Office Visit / Dec 16, 2022
An ideal candidate for ptosis repair is suffering from droopy eyelids and wishes to correct the condition with the help of a skilled and experienced eye surgeon. In severe cases, patients may struggle to keep their eyes open and the condition may affect their field of vision. To find out if ptosis repair is the right surgery for you, schedule a consultation at one of our greater South Coast area facilities at your earliest convenience.
Eye Health Vision Centers provides ptosis repair surgery at our Dartmouth, MA location and at the New Bedford Surgicenter. Ptosis repair is typically performed quickly using local anesthesia and/or IV sedation. The procedure is fast and effective, and you will be able to return home the same day. Incisions are commonly placed in the back of the eyelid to reduce scarring but may be made on top of the lid if necessary. Using the small incisions, your surgeon will reattach the muscle to the eyelid cartilage before closing the incisions with dissolvable sutures. The stitches should dissolve on their own in 10 days or less following the surgery. Patients may want to begin applying cold compresses to the treated area immediately following.
You should plan to take 1 – 2 weeks off of work and temporarily refrain from rigorous activities during your recovery from ptosis surgery. Before you leave to return home, a member of our team will take the time to give detailed aftercare instructions and may provide you with prescription medications, which should be filled and used as directed. Patients will also be scheduled for a follow-up appointment within 5 – 7 days of surgery so healing can be monitored. Please be sure to keep any scheduled follow-up appointments and closely follow all aftercare instructions to expedite your healing and reduce the possibility of infection.
See and Feel Better
If you are suffering from ptosis, you already understand that it can be challenging, uncomfortable, and hard to live life to the fullest. Our teams at Eye Health Vision Centers can help you see and feel better using proven and effective oculoplastic techniques. During a consultation at one of our greater South Coast-area facilities, find out if you are a candidate for ptosis repair or another similar procedure and get scheduled for surgery as soon as possible. Our team looks forward to exceeding your expectations.