If you or a family member has a drooping eyelid and needs to see an eye doctor to determine the cause, you will want to meet with our experienced ophthalmologist at Somerset Hills Eye Care Center. Our doctor, Dr. Timothy P. Sutton, is able to definitively diagnose the cause of the problem and provide effective ptosis treatment in Bernardsville.
At our practice Dr. Sutton has been providing outstanding eye care for over 30 years. Our ophthalmologist, Dr. Sutton, has provided routine eye care and exams, treatment and management of eye diseases, and has performed eye surgery for residents of Somerset and Morris Counties since 1994. He has seen many cases of ptosis and is able to successfully diagnose and treat this condition. Ptosis is the medical term for a drooping upper eyelid. Sometimes this drooping is so severe that it affects vision. Ptosis in itself is not a disease but rather is a symptom of another condition, which needs to be determined. Ptosis can be caused by factors that affect the muscles, nerves or skin of the eyelids. This sometimes happens with age, while other people are born with weaker eye muscles. Stroke and other brain injuries, and other problems and diseases can cause Horner syndrome which can cause ptosis. Diabetes and myasthenia gravis may also increase your risk, as well as cluster headaches. Ptosis treatment in Bernardsville first calls for diagnosis of the underlying condition.
Ptosis treatment in Bernardsville will vary depending on the cause of the problem. If diabetes is the problem, you will be taught how to manage your diabetes. If the cause is spinal cord injuries, nerve damage etc., the ptosis may resolve itself once the underlying problem is addressed. If the patient has myasthenia gravis, our doctor will be able to prescribe medication that will ease ptosis. If the cause is congenital, surgery may be required to resolve the problem. Sometimes an eyelid lift can restore normal vision. If you suffer from this problem, and need to see what can be done to help restore your affected vision, contact our office today and make an appointment to see Dr. Sutton.