Eye Care Conditions

The normal crystalline lens of the eye is clear and transparent.Whenever the lens develops cloudiness or opacity,it is called a 'cataract'.This opacification obstructs light from being transmitted to the retina causing blurring of vision.This may be compared to a window that is frosted or fogged with steam.

  • The primary symptom of ptosis is a visible drooping of the upper eyelid (eye appearing smaller).
  • Frequent eyebrow raising and head tilting can indicate that ptosis is interfering with normal sight.
  • Amblyopia (Lazy eyes) in delayed cases.
  • Weakness of the muscle that raises the eyelid.
  • Damage to the nerves that control that muscle.
  • Looseness of the skin of the upper eyelids.
  • The eye surgery is usually very successful in restoring appearance and function. Surgery is done as a day care procedure by an Oculoplasty surgeon.
  • The surgery does not involve any manipulation of the eyeball; hence the vision is not affected by this surgery.
  • However in children if the surgery is delayed it may lead to subnormal vision (Amblyopia).