Ptosis (Eyelid Drooping)

Correction of ptosis [toe-sis], or a drooping eyelid, entails surgery under local anaesthetic to tighten the eye’s levator muscle. Incision and post-operative stitching are made in the eyelid crease, so no scarring will be visible once the eyelid is healed – any scarring will be hidden in the eyelid crease.

After surgery, you will be given an antibiotic ointment to treat the area for the following week; and be advised to apply a cold compress to the area every few hours to help lessen post-operative swelling and bruising. Recovery takes approximately 7 days. A follow-up appointment to review your results and recovery takes place from 1 to 2 weeks after surgery.

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