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Question:
If I suffer from ptosis on the left eye and I would like to delay surgery, how else can I strengthen my eyelid muscle?

Answer:
There is no mechanical or conscious way to strengthen an eyelid muscle. This muscle is not a skeletal muscle and will not "bulk up" with exercise. Surgical intervention is usually advised if the droop is significant.

Answered by: Rona Silkiss, MD Dr. Rona Silkiss

Categories: Eye Conditions, Eye Surgery

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Answered: Aug 31, 2013

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