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Are You Sure You Need Eyelid Surgery? Part 2

Yesterday’s blog post discussed eyelid surgery and the medical condition called ptosis (a/k/a droopy eyelid).  The medical definition for ptosis is the presentation of the upper eyelid in the primary, relaxed position that is abnormally low. Ptosis can be caused by genetics or it can be acquired neurogenically, myogenically, through trauma to the eye, and in several other ways.  Ptosis may present in one of both of the patient’s eyes.  Physicians like plastic surgeons and eye surgeons rate a patient’s ptosis by one of three categories:  good, moderate or poor by making very detailed measurements of where the eyelid sits.  Some patients with more severe cases of ptosis seek blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) to reduce the droopy upper eyelid appearance.  The levator in the eye is one of the mechanisms responsible for raising and lowering the eyelid.  For patients with congenital ptosis, one surgical approach is to shorten the levator until the eyelid is at the desired level.  However, there are special considerations for patients who acquired ptosis due to the multiple potential causes.  Future posts from Dr. Eisemann’s office will address these more intricate cases and what can be done to help the patient.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19 View Update Virtual Consultation

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Dr. Michael Eisemann, Dr. Bradley Eisemann, and the entire staff at Eisemann Plastic Surgery are committed to the health and safety of all of our patients and ourselves.

We are thankful to be connected to Houston Methodist Hospital, one of the most respected hospitals in the country. Because of this, our screening policy is aided by the hospital's official policies and checkpoint screening measures completed prior to entering our building. These measures allow us to do everything we can, at this point in time, to minimize the chance that we expose ourselves or our patients to someone who has been sick or contagious with the virus.

We are set up to perform new consults and patient follow-ups via ZOOM video conferencing.

As of Monday, March 23rd, our office is open. We are open and seeing select patients. If you are currently on the schedule, please call our office if you have any concerns about your own health.

While all major hospitals have stopped elective surgery at this time, we are very selectively performing indicated operative procedures in our procedure room and in our AAAASF certified operating room under local and IV sedation.

As always, both Dr. Michael Eisemann and Dr. Bradley Eisemann are available by phone and email to answer any questions you may have.

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