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Posted by: Pranic | 2004/12/06

Ptosis - operation to correct this

Dear Cyber Doc

Drooping upper eyelids which cover half of the lenses and causes limited eyesight - I believe that this can be corrected by operating on the upperlids. Can you fill me in on how it is done? It is not as easy as cosmetic surgery on eyelids, I think. An opthalmologist has to do it. Is there a possibility that the eyelids may not close properly after the op? What is the prognosis, in other words how dangerous or difficult is such an op? Are the eys covered up and if so how long? I thank you for the information you sent me on lupus. I passed it on to my friend who suffers from this condition.

Thanking you.

Pranic

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Pranic, as far as I know it is a fairly simple operation and a plastic surgeon, ophthalmologist or surgeon should be able to do it. I suppose the ophthalmologists do it most often, so the best would be to get their opinion first. Good luck.
PS. The lupus info was my pleasure.

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