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Functional Eyelid Surgery

Ptosis Repair

Ptosis is defined as drooping of the upper lid, partly covering the pupil. Ptosis causes a tired, sleepy appearance and reduces vision. Repair is intended to provide a more youthful, vibrant appearance as well as to improve your sight.

Some patients with ptosis also have excess skin and fat in the upper lid, which can be corrected at the time of ptosis repair.

Ptosis repair is usually performed by an ophthalmologist who specializes in eyelid surgery. Special care is needed in planning and performing the surgery as well as special training in order  to ensure the proper lubrication of the eye after surgery.

 Dr. Perlman is a fellowship trained Oculoplastics surgeon that has been performing eyelid procedures for the last twenty years.  He has performed thousands of procedures in Yolo county and would be happy to serve you.

Causes of Ptosis

Involutional – In most people, ptosis is caused by the gradual stretching of the tissue which supports the upper lid. Involutional ptosis usually occurs with aging. In addition, long-term rigid contact lens wear may weaken the tissue of the upper lid.

Involutional ptosis is corrected by tightening the levator muscle. The function of the levator muscle is to raise the eyelid. Ptosis repair is performed through an incision in the normal crease in the upper lid.


age-related or acquired ptosis, the levator may be reattached or slightly shortened to correct the lid position.

Pre Operative Ptosis Repair                                         Post Operative Ptosis Repair

Call the Perlman Center for Eye and Eyelid Surgery at 530.666.0333 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Perlman.

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