Common Ptosis Types You should be Aware of

Drooping eyelids has become a common phenomenon in our generation. People suffer from this condition due to nerve damage or other medical conditions such as neurological disorders or stroke. Depending on how serious this condition interferes with the pupil, this condition can affect the individual’s vision. Even though some conditions can resolve naturally, most require medical intervention. For example, most people have been seeking treatment due to ptosis Peoria. The following are the common types of ptosis.

Aponeurotic Ptosis

This condition is caused by senescent aponeurosis slippage, leading to mild to moderate ptosis among the elderly. The condition results from gravity and tone loss due to the levator muscle’s aging stretch. This condition can also be worsened by chronic inflammation trauma and intraocular surgery.

Mechanical Ptosis

 This happens whenever the eyelid is too heavy for the muscles to elevate it. For example, it is common in blepharochalasis, eyelid tumors, and fat orbital prolapse. The rise of the weight exerted on the eyelid will lead to stretching of the thin eyelid skin. The specialist corrects this problem by removing the mass-inducing ptosis and the excessive eyelid skin without using adjunctive levator resection.

Traumatic Ptosis

There are some conditions which can dis insert the levator. For instance, if a person has a more extensive trauma, it may transect the levator tendon with a scar formation and secondary mechanical ptosis. Besides, there could be third nerve damage. In this instance, the specialist must carry out an individualized assessment to find the correct surgical approach.   In some instances, the traumatic ptosis can worsen in the future if the levator aponeurosis slippage happens.

Myogenic Ptosis

In this situation, the levator muscle dysfunction will interfere with lifting the eyelid to the right position. Most diseases that cause this condition include; myasthenia gravis and congenital myopathies. The main problem is that these progressive diseases can recur after surgery. In this instance, the individuals should use the sling procedure. The specialist should ensure that the eyelid elevation amount is conservative to avoid having ocular exposure.

 Neurogenic Ptosis

This condition is caused by damage to the sympathetic or oculomotor nerve or the central nervous system. Since the levator muscle is critical to keep the lid open, any severe deficits on the third nerve can cause ptosis. The other indirect causes of the condition include diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and tumor. The specialist should ensure that they have confirmed the condition’s cause before starting the treatment process.

Congenital Ptosis

This is a condition where the children are born with droopy eyelids. It starts because the levator muscle failed to develop right when the child was in the womb. In this instance, the specialist prefers surgery. If this procedure is not taken, the child can suffer from a lazy eye, which could interfere with their lifetime vision.

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