Oculoplastic & Facial Plastic Surgery

Ptosis (Pronounced "Tosis")

Is the medical term for drooping of the upper eyelid, a condition that may affect one or both upper eyelids. When the level of the upper lid margin falls, it can interfere with the upper field of vision. Symptoms include a decreased ability to keep the eyes open, eyestrain, and eyebrow fatigue from the increased effort needed to raise the eyelids.  The out-patient surgery for ptosis is performed under local anesthesia, so there is no need for an overnight stay.

Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty (Eye Lift)

Upper and lower eyelid blepharoplasty, ectropion and entropion, reduces excess skin and fat in the upper eyelids. The overlapping skin often interferes with normal vision and has to be corrected to regain a functional visual field. During the out-patient procedure, excess skin and fat is removed. Typically, the incision is barely visible and fades over time. The physician often recommends blepharoplasty if a significant improvement in the visual field can be achieved.

Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty

Reduces excess fat and skin in the lower eyelids.


Entropion is a condition where the eyelid margin turns inward. The lower lashes rub against the eye, causing irritation, scratchiness, tearing, and redness.

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