Age 20, just started wearing glasses and contacts: Do I Have Ptosis? (photo)
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Probably not ptosis
thank you for the photographs
number one I have to say to really differentiate this tween ptosis or something else you need to see a good ophthalmologist in particular someone who specializes in surgical reconstruction of the orbit and eyelids.
Anyways, it looks more like your left eye sits slightly further back and slightly lower than the right eye. I have surgically corrected this numerous times but in just about every instance I have encouraged the patient's to deeply explore this issue and see whether not it's worth it to them. However, in cases where this was caused by trauma, cancer and radiation or some otherexternal factor then I see it as more of a necessity.
Your orbital floor may need to be enhanced or augmented. Best of luck to you and get a number of consultations as it is difficult to give great information over the Internet.
Chase Lay, MD
double board certified facial plastic surgeon
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