What does it involve?
The correction of eyelid ptosis involves raising the upper eyelid to its normal position.
When is it carried out?
Ptosis correction is recommended in all cases, as this is not just an aesthetic problem. In children, if the eyelid covers the pupil, surgery should be performed as soon as possible to prevent visual development problems. Surgery can be postponed to just before the child starts school. In adults, since ptosis can affect the visual field and eventually cause neck problems, it should be corrected as soon as the condition is detected.
A comprehensive eye and eyelid examination.
The ptosis surgery is performed under general anaesthesia for children, as they are usually uncooperative, and local anaesthesia for adults.
Before the surgery
Patients should not take anticoagulants or aspirin before surgery.
Surgery always seeks to achieve symmetry between both eyes, and this often requires more than one intervention. There is a risk of hyper or hypocorrection, which can be corrected later.
Ocular occlusion is used to make the diseased eye work harder by patching the healthy one, as in amblyopia. The intensity of the patching of the good eye to develop the vision of the amblyopic eye depends on the degree of vision and the age of the patient.
IMO Institute of Ocular Microsurgery
GPS navigator coordinates:
41º 24’ 38” N – 02º 07’ 29” E
Exit 7 of the Ronda de Dalt (mountain side). The clinic has a car park with more than 200 parking spaces.
Autobus H2: Rotonda de Bellesguard, parada 1540
Autobus 196: Josep Maria Lladó-Bellesguard, parada 3191
Autobuses H2, 123, 196: Ronda de Dalt – Bellesguard, parada 0071