Anything we can do besides surgery? Any info would be appreciated. We are worried
My 13 Year Old Daughter Was Just Told She May Have a Mild Case of Ptosis in One Eye Awaiting Appt with Specialist?
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THere is really nothing to do while you wait for your consultation. If this is a new process, then it likely is not Congenital ptosis. The good news is that her eyelid ptosis is mild. Correction of mild congenital [or acquired] ptosis is very safe and reliable. But she needs to be evaluated by an Oculoplastics surgeon.
If you decide to explore this further, I would recommend consultation with an ASOPRS trained Oculoplastics surgeon. You can find one close to you on the ASOPRS dot org website.
Treatment of Congenital eyelid ptosis
Unilateral congenital eyelid ptosis is a relatively common condition. In more severe cases, where vision is compromised, a surgical correction of the ptosis is usually recommended. However, if the ptosis is mild then no treatment may be necessary. If the ptosis is solely an issue of cosmetic asymmetry, then you and your daughter will need to weigh the risks and benefits of the surgery carefully. One temporary, non-surgical, option is to use double sided eyelid tapes to help support the ptotic lid. Best wishes.
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