You may be suffering from ptosis if you experience the following symptoms:
Ptosis is often left untreated and even undiagnosed, and patients learn to “live with it”. Do not tarry – ptosis can worsen over time and cause eye problems such as lazy eye (amblyopia), the inability to see well despite wearing glasses and permanent disfigurement.
In Singapore, all medically-necessary ptosis procedures are MediSave-claimable. This is diagnosed using one or all of the following tests during the initial consultation with your plastic surgeon.
Severity of droop:
Marginal Reflex Distance (MRD) Measurement
The Marginal Reflex Distance (MRD) is a measurement of the distance between the lower eyelid margin and the upper eyelid margin. This measurement is used to diagnose ptosis and determine if surgery is necessary.
After your surgery, you can expect to see tighter skin around the eye area and a more “awake” expression. Instead of looking tired, you will be able to look focused after your wounds have healed. Results can be subtle or dramatic depending on the severity of your condition prior to the surgery.