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Ptosis Correction

This technique is simple to the standard eyelid surgery procedure, but it specifically aims to adjust the position of an eyelid muscle called the levator palpebrae superioris. The resulting effect provides patients with big, round eyes.

Ptosis is a condition when the upper eyelid droops over and covers half of the eye. It could affect, interfere or impair vision. This condition is sometimes called “lazy-eye” for its falling upper eyelid ailment. Ptosis is caused by a muscle dysfunction that is responsible for raising the eyelid and/or the nerve supply which can affect on one eye or both and likely susceptible to elderly, as the muscles in the eyelids deteriorate. However, Ptosis can be congenital condition when one is born with it, hereditary factor which cause is unknown. Other causes of Ptosis can be from trauma or damage to the some nerves in the cranial nerve specifically the oculomotor nerve which controls the muscle of the upper eyelid. 


Since this condition can occur in both children and elderly, the treatment will be addressed accordingly to the caused of the said condition. The patient must seek an Ophthalmologist to painstakingly assess the following:

  • age (for children, age plays an important role)

  • whether one of both eyelids are affected

  • height of the eyelid

  • strength of the eyelid’s muscle

  • eye movements


In most cases, a surgery is recommended to treat ptosis to attach the eyelid muscles or tighten them making the eyelid to lift which goal is to improve vision. In other cases, an extra skin from the eyelid may also be removed to help lift the eyelid properly. 


DRK surgeons are specialized in performing Upper Eyelid surgery, they are all board certified plastic surgeons and have experiences at many high standard hospitals and even abroad. During your consultation with DRK surgeon, your ptosis condition will be assessed thoroughly. DRK has a signature technique that all surgeons will deliver, to guarantee you safe and satisfaction.


*BLOODLESS technique - with our innovative OR equipment rest assured that your operation will have no bleeding during the operation and will help produce less or no bruises after the surgery


*Anesthesiologist - a painless and comfortable operation is assured to you the entire time. With the use of adequate local anesthesia, you will feel no pain at all. You can also request your surgeon a sedative drug or injection (must be approved by surgeon and ophthalmologist)


*Defined and natural crease -  your eyelid incision will be designed according to your style and the structure of your eyes. It will enhance the shape of the eyes making it look naturally beautiful.


*No scar - rest assured that the incision will leave no scar once it is healed. 




  • inform your ophthalmologist and surgeon about all the medicines you are taking

  • you may be asked to stop taking some vitamins and supplements prior the surgery

  • no aspirin or aspirin-containing drugs or any drug thinners (could cause bleeding)

  • no smoking and drinking of alcohol for at least 2 weeks



  • rest at home for the first 48 hours after the surgery

  • apply cold packs over and around the eye area to help reduce the swelling faster for 2-3days

  • when washing the face, use a sponge to clean the face avoiding the incision 

  • keep the incision dry for 2 days

  • you can clean the incision wound with saline water and betadine 

  • apply the ophthalmic cream over the incision wound twice a day

  • don’t forget to come back to your surgeon for your follow up checks

  • if the suture is unabsorbable, removing of stitches is likely on the 5th-7th after the surgery, some cases may take more than the said days. 


Recovery Period : 5 to 7 days


Before & After Surgery
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