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Congenital Ptosis Issue

hello, i am 19 and have a Congenital Ptosis condition in my right eye. I am left eye dominate because of it which can cause issues because im right handed. I have been considering surgery to correct the cosmetic issues and hopefully the dominate eye problem. so I guess my question is... will getting the sugery help me with anything besides the cosmetic look? and if i dont get the sugery will the condition of my right eye be at risk for other things? and also how much does a sugery like this typically cost? because i simply dont have thousands of dollers for surgery...

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Ptosis surgery will not make your eye look or act normal. It may improve the appearance some. Congential ptosis is much more difficult to fix than acquired ptosis. There is a much higher than normal incidence of reduced vision (amblyopia) in the eye under a ptotic lid. Hiking the like up will not help you see better (assuming is high enough now to see out of )

I cannot give you any cost estimates. But you are looking at probably at least $2000 maybe more.

JCH MD
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