Less likely is the possibility that the levator muscle will not respond as expected, resulting in lid positions that do not “match” one another. If that happens, a second operation may be necessary to readjust the alignment.
As with any surgery around the eye, there is a small risk for bleeding, infection, scarring, double vision, or even loss of vision. Fortunately, these complications are very rare, and if they are discovered quickly, most can be treated successfully.
The surgical correction of ptosis is normally uncomplicated and achieves the desired result. Most patients are delighted with their improved appearance and their clear, unobstructed vision.