Ptosis – Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatments

What is Ptosis ?

Ptosis is a drooping of the upper eyelid. The lid may droop only slightly, or it may cover the pupil entirely. In some cases, ptosis can restrict and even block normal vision. It can be present in children as well as adults.


Ptosis symptoms are droopy eyelids.


Ptosis occurs when the muscles that raise the eyelid (levator and superior tarsal muscles) are not strong enough to do so properly. It can affect one eye or both eyes and is more common in the elderly, as muscles in the eyelids may begin to deteriorate.


Treatment may simply require observation, or you could require surgery. Learn more on the surgical procedure here.


With surgery, the detached muscle is reattached to its origin and the eyelid function resumes.


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