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Drooping of upper eyelid Drooping of upper eyelid Congenital type of Ptosis Acquired type of Ptosis Signs of Ptosis Treating Ptosis Surgery is the solution Consequences after surgery A disease in which the upper eyelids droop is called Ptosis. It is mainly of two sorts. One is acquired ptosis and congenital ptosis is the other type. Ptosis can be very severe or even may not be much painful or harful. At times it happens in one eye and in some cases it is seen in both the eyes. When it is not severe the eye functions properly however the appearance of the face is disturbed. In case of the diseases acute nature there are problems for seeing as the eyelid swathes the visual axis of the pupil. The person suffering from it lifts her or his chin to see things well. It is present during birth as a result of under development of the muscles that are for lifting the lid. These lifting muscles are called levator muscle. In children, the problem of ptosis may be present solely or with other disorders. These disorders may include problems of moving the eye, problems of refraction and nerve problems in the eye. This type of Ptosis is usually comes at an older age in life however it is not necessary and may appear at an early age. This happening at a later age is as the levator muscles become weak. Even diseases of muscle and nerves or an injury or surgery may also be responsible for acquired ptosis. The upper eyelids of both or a single eye may droop to certain extents which may cover up cornea portion. The eyes seem to be exhausted. Unpleasant looks are present on the face as a result of drooping eyes. Raised chin is observed when the ptosis is acute. As a result of refractive disorders the sight power is poor. When drooping of the eyelid is high the ability to view is minimized. The facial look that is gained with Ptosis is quite undesired. Usual vision is hampered in case of acute ptosis that at the end troubles the regular works of a man or woman. Ptosis, even if is not severe, calls for proper attention and treatment so as to allow the patient live a normal life. If the patient is a child then due to the unnatural thing in him or her gives rise to other psychological problems in the long run. Ptosis may lead to the change of heads position and along with it sight problems. Treatment replaces the undesirable look of the face and bad vision with good looks and better viewing power, respectively. The solution to Ptosis is doing a surgery. To strengthen the levator muscle is one of the surgical solutions so that the eyelid can be lifted easily. The other is lifting the eyelid with sling which is a thread type of thing. The former is done when the Ptosis is not acute and in case it is acute the latter is tried. This type of surgery is effective and safe. The doctors aim at bring an equal height in the two eyelids. Though, over correction and under correction takes place at times and it can be corrected. Immediately after the surgery the patient might not have the ability to close the eyes wholly. However, this does not happen after few more weeks. The patient must practice moving the head than the eye which otherwise would make the sclera of the eye visible just above cornea.

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Date: 2/28/11
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