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How is adult ptosis treated?

Your ophthalmologist can provide:

  • A comprehensive assessment of your ptosis
  • A discussion of the available treatment methods
  • Information about possible risks and complications

Your ophthalmologist may use blood tests, X-rays or other tests to determine the cause of the ptosis and plan the best treatment. If treatment is necessary, it is usually surgical. Sometimes a small tuck in the lifting muscle and removal of excess eyelid skin can raise the lid sufficiently. More severe ptosis requires reattachment and strengthening of the levator muscle.

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