Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Ptosis Droopy Eyelid

Ptosis droopy eyelid
Ptosis is the medical term for a drooping of the upper eyelid. It is a common eye condition and can fall into 2 major categories:
1) Congenital ptosis which will have been apparent since birth. Usually it is due to abnormal development of the levator muscle in the eyelid.  ( my eye condition right now - drooping eyelid for both eye)

2) Acquired ptosis tends to become apparent in later life and can be linked to involutional/ageing changes, lid trauma, eye surgery, neurological or muscular conditions.

These are carried out by an ophthalmologist and include a full history of the condition; eye examination; visual acuity test; examination of eye movements.
Lid measurements will be taken to accurately measure the degree of lid drooping and amount of muscle function in order that plans can be made for the best mode of treatment. This often involves a surgical operation.
The timing of this can vary. In children if there is no sign of the development of amblyopia (lazy eye), then an operation is often delayed until the age of 3 or 4 years.
In most cases the operation will involve strengthening the levator muscle in the eyelid. In very severe ptosis then surgery involving the muscles above the eyebrow is performed. The latter operation will involve using either foreign material or tissue from a donor site, such as from the leg to form a connection between the muscles in the eyelid and eyebrow. In nearly all cases of ptosis in adults, surgery is performed with a local anaesthetic. 

I'm thinking to undergo an oepration to fix my eyelid since i'm having a headache between my eyebrows but my face will be completely different after the procedure. I've already talk the Customer Care Staff from that hospital and all the expenses have been informed. RM4000 for both eyes and RM 165 for consultation and 10 days agony :D. ...... think ...think..think...


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