Ptosis (also called blepharoptosis) is the term for the drooping of one or both upper eyelids. This is not the same as having excess skin of the upper eyelids. People with ptosis of the upper eyelids cannot open their eyes unless they use their forehead muscles to help with the lifting. There are different ways to repair this problem depending on the severity and type of the ptosis - these techniques include Mullerectomy, levator advancement, or sling procedure.
Brow ptosis refers to sagging tissue of the eyebrows and/or forehead. Eyebrow position of very important in evalutation of the eyelid position. As we age, there is a possibility that our eyebrows may droop from their primary position. The normal eyebrow position for males is at the orbital rim and for females is slightly higher than the orbital rim. There are different techniques to repair eyebrow ptosis - these include coronal or endoscopic eyebrow lifts and transbleph-endotine eyebrow fixation.
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