It is a condition that occurs frequently in older people as their skin, ligaments, and muscles begin to sag, however, it can also occur in others due to trauma, medical conditions, or a congenital/birth defect.
Ptosis can sometimes resolve on its own but most of the time, require surgical intervention to be corrected. There are two main reasons why someone would undergo surgical correction for ptosis, these are:
This weakening or damage can be caused by the following factors:
Symptoms of ptosis include:
In Singapore, ptosis is often ignored or misdiagnosed as something that comes hand in hand with old age. While this may be true for some people, ptosis can be a sign of something more sinister and may even worsen with time. Thankfully, ptosis in Singapore is considered to be a necessary medical surgery and hence, is Medisave and insurance claimable.
In general, ptosis is not painful, but it can lead to other painful problems such as headaches, eye strain, and eye fatigue.
Individuals with the following factors have a higher risk of developing ptosis:
Ptosis is diagnosed and categorised using marginal reflex distance:
Ptosis in Singapore is treated using corrective surgery or medically known as a blepharoplasty. This procedure works by strengthening the levator muscles and may also involve removing excess fat and skin that may cause the eyelid to droop. There are two main techniques of a blepharoplasty, these are:
A blepharoplasty is minimally invasive and is performed as an outpatient procedure under local anaesthesia. This means you will not have to stay overnight at the hospital and will be able to return home on the same day.
So every procedure is tailored to the person's specific needs allowing them to feel as comfortable as possible during the whole process. The details and the suitability of every procedure for a given individual could only be determined at the time of the consultation.
All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. The procedure should be carried in a safe environment and in an accredited clinic. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome could occur occasionally. Major complications are rare.
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