Droop in left eye, do I have ptosis? Should I get surgery for it if I do? (photo)
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The timing of ptosis repair is elective, so seek a consultation - or two - prior to signing up for surgery. You should see an oculoplastic surgeon who is familiar with the meticulous details of surgical repair of the levator. Best wishes.
Thank you for your question. There is mild ptosis (droopiness) of your left upper eyelid. You have two options: 1. do nothing and leave it alone. 2. follow up with an oculoplastic surgeon for surgical evaluation. Good luck!
Ptosis should be addressed by an Oculoplastic surgeon
Your photo shows a subtle ptosis on the left side. Further evaluation by an Oculoplastic surgeon, a fellowship-trained eyelid specialist, would give you the best chance of a proper diagnosis regarding the health and function of that muscle, which would determine the appropriate surgical approach for your particular ptosis. Achieving the results you seek, given the subtleness of your ptosis will require expertise, so spend some time choosing your surgeon.
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You have a slight ptosis on the left. If this bothers you it can be corrected surgically. See an oculoplastic surgeon to evaluate the eyelid muscles. Can probably lift from the inside so will have no scar.
Droop in left eye
You are a great candidate for surgery to lift the left lid but only if it really bothers you. The option of surgery will always be there so don't rush into it. It should get to the point where you are bothered by it everyday. When you're ready make sure you see an oculoplastic surgeon who deals with this on a regular basis. Best of luck.
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