Do your low-lying eyelids make your eyes appear tired? Do you wish your eyes were more open? If your eyes appear “tired” or “sleepy,” you may have a condition called acquired blepharoptosis (also known as acquired ptosis or low-lying lids). Millions of people who have developed ptosis may be unaware of it but only 15% have been diagnosed, and even fewer have received treatment. It affects adults of all ages, but occurs more often with increased age.
Upneeq® is a new FDA-approved prescription eye lifting drop. The doctors at Envy Eye Care can evaluate to see if you are candidate for this drop.
Call 469.490.ENVY (3689) today or schedule an appointment online.
Upneeq® is a FDA is a FDA-approved prescription eye drop that temporary improves ptosis with a single daily dose. It is a first-in-class treatment with a mechanism of action that lifts upper eyelids. It stimulates Müller’s muscle to raise the upper eyelid and delivers rapid, visible lift to the upper eyelid. Upneeq® drops helps improve the patient's upper field of vision.
Upneeq® is an eye drop that is used once a day, one drop per eye. Upneeq® contains oxymetazoline, an alpha adrenergic agonist that stimulate the Müller or Müller’s muscle, causing the muscle to contract and raise the upper eyelid.
You may be a suitable candidate for the eye-lifting drop if you have mild, moderate, or severe eyelid ptosis (sagging) and are not taking any medications that will interfere with Upneeq®.
To establish if you are a good candidate, disclose all of your drugs and supplements, as well as your full medical history to your Envy Eye Care doctors.
Upneeq® may have an effect on blood pressure and amine metabolism, and hence may interact with some prescription drugs, such as:
• Hypertension meds
• Cardiovascular glycosides
• Inhibitors of monoamine oxidase
• Antidepressant meds
To see if you are a candidate, call 469.490.ENVY (3689) today or schedule an appointment online.
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