I was just wondering but is it possible to fix congenital ptosis without surgery. I have already had surgery on my ptosis it was over a year ago now and it did help but it still droops when I'm tired so I was woundering if there was any other options for me thanks.
Can you fix congenital ptosis without surgery? (photo)
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When there is a ptosis that has been present since birth or a very young age, the muscle fibers are often not normal. The level may never be able to be the same as the other eye and if a surgeon gets it so it exactly matches, there could be lagophthalmos or an inability to close the eye. See someone who operates on these kind of problems. Thanks
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Can you fix congenital ptosis without surgery?
Unfortunately, there isn't a durable non-surgical fix for ptosis. There are eye-drops that can help but these are typically used on a temporary basis like after a Botox mis-adventure when the eyelid temporarily droops. It sounds like you're very disappointed with your surgery. I think returning to your previous surgeon or seeking a second opinion would be helpful to figure out the best option for you. I hope this information is helpful.
Stephen Weber MD, FACS
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