Part of our medical treatment services provided by our East Flatbush ophthalmologist at Brook Plaza Ophthalmology is the treatment of a condition known as ptosis. Ptosis is a medical term for a condition in which the upper eyelid becomes droopy and therefore can obstruct your vision by covering the pupil either somewhat or completely. Ptosis often makes it difficult for you to keep your eye completely open because of the dropping of your upper eyelid. Ptosis often occurs in older patients due to a weakening of the muscle involved. This condition can also be present at birth, can result after optical surgery such as LASIK, or it can be a result of trauma to the eye.
Ptosis fortunately has treatments that are effective in most patients, especially when provided by our expert East Flatbush ophthalmologist. We typically recommend surgical procedures in order to correct ptosis. Surgical methods are used to tighten the muscle that has weakened and is causing your eyelid to droop and obstruct your vision. Another surgical method that we use depending on how weak the muscle is is known as a “sling” operation which utilizes your forehead to move up the eyelid and to keep it from sliding back down. Our experts here at Brook Plaza Ophthalmology will perform thorough evaluations and analyses on your eye area in order to determine which procedure will provide you with the best results.
To learn more about other eye conditions we treat and other services that we provide at Brook Plaza Ophthalmology, feel free to browse through our practice’s website and to get in touch with us if you have any specific questions or concerns. You can contact us either by calling us and speaking to a member of our friendly, helpful staff by phone, or you can send us a message online using the Contact Us form on our website. You may also choose to stop in to see our East Flatbush ophthalmologist and the rest of our team of staff members during our designated store hours and speak to us in person. We hope to see you soon at Brook Plaza Ophthalmology.