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Ptosis

Why are my eyes droopy?

Be Eye Wise and find out that ptosis is a drooping of the upper eyelid. In some cases, this droop can impair, limit or restrict vision. While ptosis occurs in children, it is more common in adults.

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Symptoms of ptosis can be:

  • Drooping upper eyelid.

Causes of ptosis can be:

Separation of the levator muscle tendon from the eyelid due to:

  • Age.
  • Injury.
  • Eye surgery.
  • Effects from an eye or brain tumor.

Ptosis Treatment

Treatment for ptosis and ptosis surgery usually involves surgically lifting the lid with blepharoplasty. Sometimes a small tuck in the lifting muscle and eyelid can raise the lid sufficiently. More severe ptosis requires reattachment and strengthening of the levator muscle.

To learn all you can about ptosis, including ptosis surgery, Be Eye Wise and schedule an appointment with Northwest Eye ptosis surgery expert Dr. Nicholas Schmitt. Because the more you know, the better you see.

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Serving Our Community

With six locations throughout the Twin Cities metro area, Northwest Eye is among the largest eye care providers in the Midwest. Be Eye Wise and schedule a general eye exam or a specific service consultation today. We have optical  at the following offices:  Golden Valley, Minnetonka, Maple Grove, St. Anthony, and Wayzata, MN.

8501 Golden Valley Rd., Suite 100
Golden Valley, MN 55427
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12000 Elm Creek Blvd N., Suite 100
Maple Grove, MN 55369
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6060 Clearwater Dr., Suite 150
Minnetonka, MN 55343
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2601 39th Ave NE., Suite 1
St. Anthony, MN 55421
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250 Central Ave N., Suites 105 & 107, Optical Suite 106
Wayzata, MN 55391
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7125 Tamarack Rd, Suite 150,
Woodbury, MN 55125
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11091 Ulysses St NE., Suite 400
Blaine, MN 55434
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9801 Dupont Ave S., Suite 100
Bloomington, MN 55431
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10709 Wayzata Blvd., Suites 100 & 120
Minnetonka, MN 55305
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