Eyelid ptosis surgery
What is a ptosis surgery?
Ptosis surgery is the surgery with which we seek to correct the abnormally low position of one or both upper eyelids. The aim is to prevent the drooping eyelid from covering part of the pupil and thereby reducing the visual field, but we can achieve an aesthetic improvement as well, as ptosis confers a sad and “dull” look to the eyes.
To treat this pathology we have multiple techniques, which our oculoplastic specialists will indicate in a personalised way, according to the type and degree of ptosis you have. For example, when the eyelid levator muscle retains some mobility, we use procedures that act on it to strengthen its function. On the other hand, if this muscle is very ineffective and can hardly move, we choose to replace it through suspension techniques, which take advantage of the eyebrow movement to transmit it to the eyelid. This “link” between both structures can be made using synthetic materials and different types of grafts, or directly (direct frontal flap), as Miranza specialists have pioneered in Europe.
Eye diseases treated
Eyelid ptosis can not only be operated on in adults, but also in children. In fact, it is in childhood when it is most important to solve it early, so that visual development is not compromised. We give you more details about ptosis surgery in children.