Ptosis


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Ptosis is a drooping of the upper eyelid, which restricts and can even block normal vision. It can affect one or both of the eyelids in children or adults, and is usually treated with surgery.

Symptoms

Common symptoms include:

  • Drooping eyelid
  • Patients may tip their head back in a chin-up position to see underneath the eyelid
  • Patients may rise their eyebrows in an attempt to lift up their lids to see
  • Development of amblyopia

Treatment

Though the most common treatment for ptosis is surgery, it may not be necessary to treat the condition early in life if the condition is mild or moderate. Adult ptosis, on the other hand, is usually caused by the separation of the levator muscle tendon from the eyelid or as a complication of another disease involving the levator tendon and its nerve supply, such as diabetes. Multiple tests can be conducted to identify the cause of ptosis in adults, but the treatment is normally surgery regardless of the cause.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment to determine your individual eye health and create a treatment plan that works best for you and your family.

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