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Private eye surgery: correction of ptosis surgery

World-class consultant doctors

Minimal waiting times: fast access to the care you need

Specialist appointments from £200*

Private eye surgery: correction of ptosis surgery

World-class consultants

Fast access to care

Appointments from £200*

Minimal waiting times and high-quality eye treatment at your fingertips at
Highgate Private Hospital

Ptosis, or drooping of the upper eyelid, can happen in one or both eyes. Ptosis can interfere with vision by affecting the upper field of vision. It may also cause eye strain, eyebrow ache or cosmetic concerns.

What causes Ptosis?

Ptosis can sometimes be present at birth; this is known as congenital ptosis and is usually due to a defect in the upper eyelid muscle. However, more commonly it appears later in life, as an acquired ptosis. This can be the result of long-term contact lens wear, trauma or following other eye surgery, which can all cause stretching of the upper eyelid tendon. Sometimes this stretching is just caused by age-related changes in the eyelid. There are a few other rare causes of ptosis which include other conditions that can weaken the eyelid muscles, such as myasthenia gravis or myotonic dystrophy, or which cause paralysis of the nerves supplying the eyelid.

Surgery to correct Ptosis

Ptosis surgery is carried out to lift one or both of your upper lids. It can improve your field of view and brighten your vision. It can also relieve eye strain and brow ache or headache if these are caused by the eyelid droop. It should improve the symmetry of your eyes. It is usually performed under local anaesthetic, although occasionally some sedation can be given during the procedure to help you to relax. The surgery should take approximately 45 minutes per eye.

Here at Highgate Private Hospital, we have an expert team of ophthalmic surgeons who are renowned throughout the UK and worldwide for their expertise, knowledge and experience. We offer all-inclusive self-pay packages for Ptosis correction surgery (terms and conditions apply) including:

  • Correction of ptosis on eyelid surgery (simple) including tarsomullerectomy (£2,710)
  • Correction of ptosis surgery on eyelid (complex) (£3,500)
  • Correction of ptosis of eyelid (simple) including tarsomullerectomy and blepharoplasty on one eyelid (£3,850)
  • Correction of ptosis of eyelid (complex) and blepharoplasty on two eyelids (£5,340).

For more information and eligibility criteria, speak to one of our self-pay advisors by calling


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Three flexible ways to pay

Pay for yourself

You can choose to pay for the treatment you have with us with consultations from £200.

Private insurance

We work with all the leading providers and your treatment could be covered by your insurer.

Interest free loan

We offer finance options so you can pay for your treatment in regular interest-free installments*.

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