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Eyelid ptosis (pronounced “toe-sis”) is drooping of the upper eyelid. It most often occurs when the muscle that lifts the eyelid and its tendon slip from their attachments. It gives the appearance of sleepy/tired and often asymmetric eyes.

Ptosis can be congenital (present at birth), due to aging, or due to an injury (for example following eye surgery or with prolonged contact lens wear). In other less common cases, it can be a result of a neurological disease, an orbital (eye socket) tumor, or a neuromuscular disease, such as myasthenia graves.

Dr. Abboud is an expert on the surgical techniques of correcting eyelid ptosis in adults and in children. He routinely performs eyelid ptosis surgery (i.e., eyelid lift, eye lift) using a scarless (internal) technique. 


If you have droopy upper eyelids (ptosis) and are considering ptosis surgery (eyelid lift procedure), and would like to have an in-person consultation with Dr. Abboud, please contact us to schedule an appointment and learn more. 

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