About Ptosis Repair
The drooping of the upper eyelid on one or both eyes is called ptosis and is caused by weakness and/or stretching of the muscles and structures within the eyelid. This is most commonly caused by aging, but could develop after an injury, or be congenital or genetic. In any effect, ART Vision and Dr. Alison R. Tendler can help treat the condition with a surgical procedure that repairs the stretched muscle or tendon. As a board-certified ophthalmologist, Dr. Tendler is highly skilled in the performance of oculoplastic procedures, such as ptosis repair, which is often combined with eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty). This procedure can produce results that not only improve function of the eyelid and visual lifestlye, but can also help patients appear more refreshed and youthful. To learn more about the benefits of ptosis repair, schedule a consultation with Dr. Tendler at our Sioux Falls, SD facility today.
Ptosis Repair Reviews
"I was very happy and well-pleased with the excellent job Dr. Tendler did on repairing my drooping eyelids. She is very caring and concerned about her patients. I enjoyed meeting her and am very happy with the work she did for me. Being able to see with wide open eyes, and no eyelashes blocking my vision is great. I didn't realize what a difference the surgery would make."- K.D. / Healthgrades / Apr 25, 2017
"Dr. Allison Tendler and the staff at Art Vision are THE BEST. Their approach to patient care is refreshing. They listen to me at every appointment. They discuss treatment options and are sincere in their concern for my eye health. Their facility is amazing. Everyone single member of the staff has taken the time to get to know me and greets me by name when I walk in. Dr. Tendler is an expert and has walked me through every step of the way. From someone who was scared to death of having anything done with my eyes to being given the gift of sight - Art Vision is a world class organization and we are lucky to have them here in Sioux Falls."- M.H. / Google / Feb 14, 2020
"Dr. Alison Tendler gave me the gift of sight back! Without her help I would be completely blind today. For many years my sight was deteriorating. I had tried new eyeglasses with different prescriptions but noting seemed to help with my vision issues. My optometrist Dr. Alan Jones referred me to Dr. Tendler. January of 2010 Dr. Tendler did a cornea cell transplant on my left eye. I was 55 at the time. I was scared what if it didn't work and I was blind in my left eye. Several days later I was at my business sitting in my office when I looked up and realized that I was able to see and read a sign that was across the road over 400 feet away. Dr. Tendler recommended that I do the surgery on my other eye and I agreed with her. Today my vision in both eyes is 20/20. Thank you Dr. Alison Tendler you gave me my eyesight back. I am forever grateful. I highly recommend Dr. Alison Tendler!"- L.J. / Office Visit / Mar 22, 2021
"8 months later I am thrilled by my refractive cataract surgery. I had both eyes done and within days of my surgeries being completed, I was amazed by how clearly I could see. By adding the refractive lenses, I am now able to read without the aid of glasses. As an avid golfer, I initially went in since I could not see the golf ball at a distance as it traveled and landed. I not only have my distance vision back, but my near vision as well. It has been an amazing opportunity to be able to see this well again."- J.H. / Office Visit / Mar 22, 2021
"Very professional, yet friendly staff. I appreciate their knowledge on how to treat extremely dry eyes!"- D.W. / Google / Mar 07, 2023
Those most likely to benefit from ptosis repair have drooping eyelids that may cause them difficulty keeping their eyes open, affecting their field of vision. Patients should be in overall good health, with conditions such as thyroid and diabetic diseases well managed. Surgery is best performed on those who are non-smokers as well as patients who are not on blood thinning medications (or who can safely stop them). Men and women who wish to have this addressed by a skilled surgeon should schedule a consultation at ART Vision with Dr. Tendler to find out if the surgery is an ideal solution for them, and to discuss realistic goals and expectations. She may also discuss other non-invasive and non-surgical aesthetic options that can either be performed at the same time as surgery or during a visit to ARTisan Skin and Laser Center to help maximize and improve upon your view of yourself.
The procedure technique used to complete a ptosis repair surgery is often combined with a blepharoplasty but can be done as a stand alone procedure. It is performed using local anesthesia and will be combined with mild sedation for optimal comfort. Your incisions will either be palced on the upper eyelid, hidden in a natual lid fold, or be placed on the back side of your eyelid. Throgh these incsiions, mall incision, Dr. Tendler will reposition the muscles and/or cartilage of the eyelid before closing the incisions.
It is recommended that you begin using cold compresses immediately after surgery to help keep swelling and bruising at bay. Most people have minimal discomfort but can experience blurry and fluctuating vision, foreign body sensation, and dryness. This gets better quickly. Depending upon your healing progress, you can plan to return to work or drive in a matter of days. Dr. Tendler also recommends patients refrain from exercise or vigorous activity during the recovery period. Your follow-up appointment will be between 10-14 days after surgery and this visit is important so our team can ensure you are healing properly. Patients often note an immediate improvement in their visual field, as well as results that help them feel more confident, while still looking natural.
See and Feel Better
Drooping eyelids can be challenging and cause unnecessary self-confidence issues, as well as not seeing the world around you fully. But Dr. Tendler and the team at ART Vision can help you feel better and see with more clarity using carefully performed oculoplastic techniques at our Sioux Falls, SD facility. During your consultation, learn what options will be best for you to achieve your visual goals, which may include ptosis repair. We look forward to meeting you and providing you with the results you deserve to live the life that you want so you can See the World Better and See yourself Better.
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