Dr. Flora Levin offers ptosis repair to patients in Westport and the surrounding areas. This droopy eyelid treatment can help you look your best and leave you feeling more confident in your appearance.
What Causes The Eyelids To Droop?
There are two muscles that lift the eyelid, called the Muller’s muscle and the Levator. Ptosis results from an anatomical or functional abnormality of one of these muscles. Potential causes include:
- Congenital ptosis is caused by natural levator muscle weakness.
- Levator aponeurosis dehiscence is a common age-related stretching and thinning of the levator muscle.
- An Infection or inflammation causing significant swelling of the eyelid may lead to stretching of the muscle
- A growth or tumor on the eyelid or in the eye socket Dysfunction or damage of the nerve innervating one of the muscles A growth such as a sty on the eyelid
While most ptosis is caused by stretching of the muscle, a thorough examination is necessary to assess eyelid function, establish the correct cause and recommend the right treatment.