• When Can My Infant Have Ptosis Surgery?


    Question:

    My 4-month-old has ptosis (droopy eyelid) of her left eye. When is the best time for correction surgery?


    Answer:

    If the ptosis is mild we recommend waiting until your 4-month-old is preschool age. If the ptosis is moderate or severe or causing a refractive error we recommend surgery as early as six months. Please consult your ophthalmologist to determine the correct treatment for your child.


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