Ptosis repair is a procedure to elevate droopy eyelids. Ptosis is defined as drooping of the upper lid, partly covering the pupil. It not only might have an affect on eye appearance but also can cause a problem with vision. Ptosis repair involves tightening or shortening the eyelid muscle so that it can once again lift and open the upper eyelid adequately. Ptosis can sometimes happen after cataract surgery.
Ptosis repair is similar to blepharoplasty and both can be done by ophthalmologists. The main difference is that blepharoplasty is a cosmetic surgery which can just enhance the appearance of the eyelid, but ptosis repair is considered to be medically necessary to improve vision.