Ptosis (also called blepharoptosis) is the medical term for the drooping of one or both upper eyelids. This is not the same as having excess skin (dermatochalasis) of the upper eyelids. Ptosis can occur with aging as the eyelid muscle loses elasticity, or if there has been trauma to the eyelids, but it can also be a congenital condition. Patients with ptosis of the upper eyelids have difficulty opening their eyes completely, and may use their forehead muscles to help with the lifting.
There are different methods that Dr. Rostami uses to repair ptosis depending on the severity and type of problem. These techniques include mullerectomy, levator advancement, or sling procedure. In the majority of cases, Dr. Rostami uses the levator advancement, making the incision in the eyelid crease.