Droopy Eyelid Surgery May Not Work for Contact Lens Wearers

Contact lens wearers who underwent
(droopy eyelid) surgery had a higher rate of failure and were more likely to need repeat surgery than a control group who did not wear contact lenses. This study (Ophthal Plast Surg. 2011:129 186-189) compared 30 patients who had a diagnosis of aponeurotic ptosis and a history of contact lens wear. The control group also had ptosis but no history of contact lens wear.  The success rate in the control group was 89% while the contact lens group the success rate was only 72%. Dr. Ashraf points out that, although contact lenses are safe they do pose certain risks.

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