Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Contact lens induced droopy eyelid (ptosis)

Contact lens wear (both hard and soft) is a known risk factor for Ptosis (droopy eyelid) in people under age of 35. The reasons may be : a. Stretching of the eyelid during contact lens insertion and removal and b. Low grade inflammation from contact lens may weaken the eyelid structure. This 35-year-old woman had been a contact lens wearer for over 20 years in the past 2 years she noticed the left eye had become progressively more droopy. Examination showed no neurological causes and a posterior approach ptosis correction restored the lid to the desirable level (bottom picture taken at two weeks post surgery). For more information, click here for contact lens induced ptosis

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