Ptosis, or a sagging eyelid, can be caused by a variety of congenital disease, systemic disease, and age-related changes that effect both the function of the eye and its function. At times ptosis can be so severe a person's vision is effected. Some of these corrections can be covered by insurance. Ptosis repair in the eyelid requires specialized expertise in eyelid and facial surgery. The procedure is normally performed under local anesthesia and lasts less than and hour. Recovery is typically only a few days and there is little to no pain after surgery. Dr. Lay prides himself on his abilities as an eyelid surgeon, sometimes referred to as an Oculoplastic surgeon.