What you need to know about getting droopy eyelid treatment in Brooklyn and Manhattan

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Droopy eyelid explained

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Drooping eyelid also referred to as ptosis or blepharoptosis, is an uncommon, benign condition where the upper eyelid falls to a lower position than normal and can partially block vision.

symptoms can include:

  • One or both upper eyelids sag
  • Dry eyes
  • Watery eyes
  • Aching eyes
  • Tired eyes
  • The need to tilt your head back see properly

Blepharoptosis can be congenital or acquired.

There are many different possible causes of droopy eyelids, ranging from natural causes to more serious conditions.

Causes include:

  • Ageing
  • Congenital
  • Various medical disorders
  • Trauma

To diagnose droopy eyelid, we will perform a physical exam and ask you about your medical history. We will need to know how often your eyelids droop and how long this has happened.

We may run some tests such as a slit lamp exam where we can examine your eye up-close under a light, and a tensilon test where we inject a drug into your vein to see if it improves your eyelid muscle strength.


The treatment for droopy eyelid depends on the cause and severity. However, an effective and permanent solution is blepharoplasty.

This is a cosmetic surgical procedure on the eyelids that can significantly improve their appearance. We make small incisions to redistribute or remove fat deposits, tighten muscles, and remove excess skin layers.

We make the incisions in very deliberate areas that are hidden by the natural folds of the eyelids. As a result, the incisions are hardly noticeable or not noticeable at all.

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Dr. Samer Khosrof | Ophthalmologist

Dr. Samer Khosrof is a top eye surgeon in New York City with over 25 years of experience treating complex eye conditions such as diabetic retinopathy and age-related eye conditions.

His extensive experience enables him to stay on top of the latest treatments available. He believes in the efficacy of medical technology and has the expertise to deploy the newest diagnostic and treatment techniques to treat his patients with 100% confidence.

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