Ptosis Surgery

What is Ptosis?

Ptosis (pronounced toe-sis) is a condition where one or both of your eyelids droop lower than normal. This can make it difficult for you to open your eye(s). Ptosis may be present from birth or develop later in life.

We specialize in providing comprehensive evaluations and surgical treatment of droopy eyelids, otherwise known as ptosis. Dr. Michael Murphy is specially trained in performing corrective surgery to restore the function and youthfulness of the appearance of the eyelids.

Ptosis Surgery: Consultation with Dr. Michael Murphy 

Dr. Murphy evaluating eyelids of female patient during Ptosis surgery consultation in officeYour first visit begins with a consultation with Dr. Michael Murphy. During your consultation, you and Dr. Michael Murphy will discuss your medical history as well as the changes you want to see in your eyelids. Dr. Murphy will assess the degree of your ptosis and review the technique that would be most effective for resolving your eyelid droop. You will also have a chance to ask questions about the surgery, the recovery period, and expected results from your ptosis surgery. After a comprehensive evaluation, an individualized plan will be discussed to create the best possible surgical results. 

Your Ptosis Surgery at Milwaukee Eye Care 

Dr. Michael Murphy specializes in using the latest techniques to improve the function and appearance of the eyelids and facial structures. During the surgical procedure, Dr. Michael Murphy will carefully place incisions in precise locations on the eyelids. Part, or all of the muscle that connects the upper lid to the brow will be re-positioned, as needed. The skin and muscles will then be re-positioned and delicate sutures will be used to close the incisions. The procedure is performed at Envision Surgery Center, an outpatient facility specializing in eye surgery, and typically takes between one and three hours. Local anesthesia will be used to keep you comfortable during the procedure. Once the surgery is complete, Dr. Michael Murphy will discuss the results with you. 

Ptosis Surgery Recovery and Results 

For the first couple of days after surgery, you may experience some discomfort and bruising. Your eyes may be sensitive to light and touch. This is a normal part of the healing process and will dissipate over time. We recommend that you use cold compresses to minimize the swelling. Within a few days, the swelling and bruising should subside and you can begin to appreciate the results of your surgery. Over time, the results of your ptosis surgery should become even more visible.


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Choose Milwaukee Eye Care for Ptosis Surgery 

We understand that deciding to have ptosis surgery is a big decision that can be overwhelming. Dr. Murphy  is here to ensure that you receive the preoperative education and postoperative care needed to have a successful outcome. We look forward to working with you to help you achieve and maintain great vision and restore your facial aesthetics.


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