What are droopy eyelids?

Droopy eyelids, medically known as ptosis, refer to a condition characterized by the sagging or downward displacement of one or both upper eyelids. This occurs when the muscles responsible for lifting the eyelids weaken or lose their elasticity. Apart from affecting one’s appearance, droopy eyelids can also interfere with vision by obstructing the line of sight and causing eye strain. If you are interested in treatments, our own Dr. Warner is a board certified ophthalmologist and surgeon. Request a consultation in Orlando today.


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What are the signs and symptoms of droopy eyelids?

Ptosis can manifest with several signs and symptoms. The most noticeable is the downward displacement or sagging of one or both upper eyelid margins, which can vary in severity. Individuals with ptosis may experience a tired or sleepy appearance, as the drooping eyelids can make the eyes appear partially closed. This can also lead to a decrease in the field of vision, causing difficulty in performing tasks that require a clear line of sight. In some cases, compensatory eyebrow lifting or tilting the head back to improve vision may occur.

Droopy lids can be due to weakened eyelid muscles, extra skin on the eyelids. Dr. Warner will make the diagnosis and provide a procedure plan.

Droopy eyelids can be accompanied by eye irritation, dryness, and fatigue due to the extra effort required to keep the eyelids open. If you notice any of these symptoms and you live in the Orlando area, contact us today.

How can Florida Eyelid and Cosmetic Surgery help?

Ptosis repair is a treatment that shortens the affected eyelid muscle. This procedure will raise the affected eyelid which will improve the appearance of the droopy eyelid and enhance field of vision. Ptosis repair does not remove skin from eyelids.

Schedule treatments for droopy eyelids in Orlando

Ptosis surgery lifts the eyelid margin, leading to improved visibility and comfort. Additionally, this surgery can be combined with cosmetic procedures such as forehead lift and blepharoplasty. If you schedule a consultation with Dr. Warner, he can determine the most suitable treatment option based on the severity and underlying causes of the ptosis. Call 407-863-8700 or fill out the form below to get started.

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A Consultation

At Florida Eyelid and Cosmetic Surgery in Orlando, Dr. Warner provides the best in oculoplastic and cosmetic care. It all starts with a consultation, where Dr. Warner can assess your goals and answer any questions that you have. Please fill out the form below or give us a call at (407) 863-8700 to get started.