Ptosis - upper eyelid sagging
Encyclopedia Symptoms / / May 26, 2016
ptosis - the medical term meaning drooping body;found in the names of: upper eyelid ptosis, nephroptosis, mastoptosis, visceroptosis.Upper eyelid ptosis - drooping of the upper eyelid.
cause of morbidity and risk factors
Omission of age is most often due to:
- muscle weakness, raising the eyelid;
- damage to the nerves that control the muscles;
- the weakening of the skin of the upper eyelids.
Hanging eyelid may be due to:
- normal aging process;
- as a result of injury or illness;
- it is present at birth (congenital feature).
disease or illness that can lead to sagging eyelids:
- a brain tumor or other cancer, which can affect nerve or muscle reactions;
- Horner's syndrome;
- myasthenia gravis.
- one or both sagging century;
- widening gap eye muscles;
- interfere with vision (if ptosis strong).
Diagnostics & Benchmarks
diagnostic examination will be done to determine the cause.
tests that may be performed include:
- slit lamp examination;
- test for myasthenia gravis;
- testing of the field of view.
If the disease is found, treatment will be considered.In most cases, the omission of age due to aging, not disease.
Blepharoplasty is done to treat sagging (ptosis) of the upper eyelid.This is an operation to change the shape of the eyelids or eye shape.This type of surgery involves excision of excess skin and fat formations.The indications for blepharoplasty are overhanging skin of the upper and lower eyelids, "fat bags" the eyelids, drooping of the lower corners of the eyes, or the shape of the cut unsightly eye.Excess skin and fat are removed during surgery through incisions in the natural folds of the eye.Blepharoplasty is performed in a hospital under general anesthesia for 2-3 hours.rehabilitation period does not exceed 10-12 days.In less severe cases it may be done to improve the appearance of age.In more severe cases, surgery may be needed to correct interference with vision.In children with ptosis surgery may be necessary to prevent amblyopia, also called "lazy eye."
expected result will depend on the causes of ptosis.The operation is usually very helpful in restoring the appearance of the century and its functions.
to treat diseases of the eye and eyelids ill adults need to see an ophthalmologist (eye doctor).If a child is sick, parents should take him to the children's ophthalmologist (eye doctor).