Iam 28 years and I am girl. I have lazy tow eye (I think call ptosis) from birth I can see well but I put my head up to see good. I dont do any surgery before. the doctor said he will make surgery by used fix matter (I think called goretex) in eyelid . I want to know can doctor make this surgery without fix matter or with laser.I am very worry to do this.
Alternatives to Goretex to Correct Lazy Eye?
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Many options for congenital ptosis repair
The gortex is probably the suture used, but you might ask what the gortex is being used for, and the chances of hardening over time. Also, ask how many of the surgeries he/she has done, and the chance of correction versus the chance of making the situation worse, or no change. Then you can determine if the odds of success are worth the risk. No surgery is without some level of risk. Life is involved with taking chances on many things. You have to decide if this is worth the risk for you.
Gortex for ptosis
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You need to be examined by an ophthalmologist to determine whether you have an absent levator muscle or one that is not attached to your upper eyelid. If you have congenital absense of the levator muscle you will need a gortex sling to your forehead muscles or a muscle transplant. This can only be determined with a physical exam. Good luck.
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