Droopy eyelids can be much more bothersome than causing cosmetic problems. They can interfere with vision as well as normal eye functions. Your doctor might suggest you a surgery to treat your droopy eyelids. But if you are afraid of surgery, you might want to consider some alternatives.
What are Droopy Eyelids and How are They Treated?
The condition of droopy eyelids is also called ptosis and according to the National Institute of Health it is caused by aging, eye injury, conditions like diabetes, Horner syndrome, myasthenia gravis or a stroke, styes, tumours or a congenital defect.
Due to any of these conditions, the muscles that cause raising of the eyelid become weak or nerves that control these muscles are damaged.
There may be one more reason and it is loose skin.
The normal mainstream solution to droopy eyelids is blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery. Visit https://www.naveensomia.com.au to know more about eyelid surgery.
Though ptosis is normally caused due to aging, it sometimes takes place in children too and prompt solution should be found out to prevent damage to their vision or lazy eye.
Whether you are a child or adult, the thought of surgery may be daunting. The possible complications or side effects such as bruising or swelling weeks after the surgery, infection, poor contour or under- or over-correction that may require a re-operation are also worrying.
In such a scenario, you can consider having alternative therapies that are less invasive and less risky.
Homeopathy has a number of solutions for ptosis, but the most widely suggested one is Gelsemium Sempervirens. This is derived from yellow jasmine and helps correct the weakness of muscles that cause blurring of vision and double vision. This remedy also alleviates giddiness and pain in eyeball.
Plumbum metallicum is a supportive treatment.
Another commonly prescribed remedy is Syphilinum that can treat paralysis of eye muscles that takes place when you have ptosis with neurogenic (originating from nervous system) and myogenic (with muscular origins) roots. This is given normally for prolonged periods to rectify the function of body’s muscle and nervous systems.
Another therapy suggested by homeopathic practitioner is Hemlock-based Conium maculatum that eases paralysis of upper eyelids. It is also well-known for treating old age-associated exhaustion of cerebrospinal system.
Facial and scalp acupuncture can be used to rectify neuromuscular problems of face. As revealed by one case study, a patient having ptosis associated to midbrain infarction showed improvement from “poor” to “fair” when treated with a combination of herbal medicine and acupuncture.
If the patient has taut muscles that are atrophied because of ptosis or myasthenia gravis, they can be relaxed with intramuscular needles.
3. Chamomile Tea Therapy
Chamomile tea is a widely suggested therapy for droopy eyelids due to sagging skin due to old age. Brewing up a batch of chamomile tea and sipping it can relieve inflammation and bring your nervous system back on track.
The brew taken inside the body makes your eyelids relaxed, while application of wet chamomile tea bags topically on your eyes can ease sagging.
4. Ayurvedic Therapy
As described in Ayurvedic texts, nasya, a panchakarma therapy that uses oils, salt and ghee, is effective in curing ptosis.
Another therapy is netrapana where medicated oil or ghee is kept in the patient’s eyes for a time determined by the practitioner. In still another procedure named netradhara, a stream of such medicated oil is poured over your eyes and that strengthens your eye muscles and nerves.
Other therapies like shirodhara that include the use of special vata-alleviating remedies may also be prescribed.
5. Vitamin B12
Your nervous system can be boosted by ensuring you are getting all essential nutrients. Especially useful nutrients for central nervous system are vitamin B12 and folic acid. You can get them from organ meats like kidneys and liver and also from seafood like crab, clams, mussels, oysters and mackerel.
If these therapies are not effective in your case, you can undergo droopy eyelid surgery by Dr Naveen Somia and enjoy beautiful eyes and uninterrupted vision.