Many of our patients have come to Somerset Hills Eye Care Center for medical eye care and treatment for a wide array of conditions. That’s because our ophthalmologist in Green Knoll uses state-of-the-art procedures to provide patients with the best possible results, and our practice delivers expert care for a broad range of ocular disorders to children and adults alike. Ptosis, or droopy eyelids, for example, is one of the conditions that are able to treat at our practice.
Ptosis can be caused by a number of factors that affect the muscles, nerves, or skin of the eyelids. In addition, some people may be born with weaker-than-normal eye muscles, thereby developing ptosis at a young age. Nerve damage can contribute to ptosis as well. Furthermore, some chronic conditions, including diabetes and myasthenia gravis, may also increase your risk of ptosis. The primary symptom of ptosis is visible dropping of the upper eyelid, which you may notice in one or both eyes. The eyelids need to be in a normal position to ensure eye protection, for good tear production and drainage, and to allow the eyelids to close properly with each blink. Therefore, treatment is vital. However, treatment for ptosis varies. If diabetes is the cause, your doctor will teach you how to manage this condition. Drooping eyelids caused by spinal cord injuries, tumors, nerve damage, or cancer may resolve once the underlying condition is addressed. Oculoplastic surgery, for example, can also be used to treat ptosis. Oculoplastic surgeons are ophthalmologists who specialize in plastic and reconstructive surgery of the periorbital and facial tissues including the eyelids, eyebrows, forehead, cheeks, orbit (bony cavity around the eye), and lacrimal (tear) system. Our ophthalmologist in Green Knoll is trained to do a variety of eyelid and facial surgery for adults and children, including as a form of treatment for ptosis.
If you would like to learn more about our office or our ophthalmologist in Green Knoll, we highly recommend that you visit our practice’s main website to browse through some additional, detailed information that you might find useful. If you have any specific questions or concerns regarding treatment for ptosis or any other eye conditions, please do not hesitate to contact the staff here directly. We look forward to working with you.