Ptosis Eye Surgery in Singapore
Diagnose & Correct Your Ptosis Condition & Droopy Eyelid
Examples of ptosis concerns prior to surgery
Ptosis is a medical term that refers simply to a “droop”. “Ptosis” is often used interchangeably with the proper medical term “blepharoptosis” which refers to a drooping upper eyelid.
Eyebrows can droop too. But the term “brow ptosis’ is used to distinguish between droop of the eyelid (“ptosis”) and droop of the eye brow (“brow ptosis”).
Ptosis can be measured by assessing the distance between the light reflex in the centre of the eye and upper eyelid. If the distance between the light reflex and upper eyelid is lower than 2mm, it can be considered ptosis. A normal upper eyelid margin tends to be 3 to 4mm from the centre of the pupil.
Aponeurotic ptosis is usually due to daily wear and tear and is more common in older individuals.
This type of acquired lid droop is due to stretching the terminal end of the elevating muscle of the eyelid (levator palpebrae superioris / LPS) or complete detachment of the LPS from the tarsal plate, a firm structure within the eyelid which supports the eyelashes. Aponeurotic ptosis can be resolved through ptosis correction surgery.
Congenital ptosis is where a child is born with a lid droop. This may be present on one side or both sides. It is due to the LPS not developing in the normal way.
Surgery for this is available in Singapore, but inevitable trade-offs are inherent in this surgery, and parents must be counselled on these prior to the droopy eyelid correction surgery. Sometimes, the lid droop is associated with a wink, and the surgical options have to be carefully considered.
Congenital ptosis may occur as part of a syndrome known as blepharophimosis syndrome. In this situation, other abnormalities are present and have to be considered together with the ptosis problem.
Medical diagnosis of ptosis condition
Before and after pictures of ptosis surgery
Detailed procedure pathway
Detailed breakdown of the cost of ptosis surgery
Whether patient’s ptosis condition qualifies under Medisave/medical insurance coverage (if applicable)