You must have seen someone with their upper eyelid drooping over the eyes when they are looking straight at a target. This condition is called PTOSIS.
Ptosis is when the upper eyelid droops over the eye. The eyelid may droop just a little that you can barely notice it or can droop so much that it covers the pupil. Ptosis can limit or even completely block normal vision depending on how severe the drooping is.
WHAT CAUSES PTOSIS?
Ptosis can be caused by a variety of factors. As the muscles (called levators) that controls the closing and opening of the upper eyelid weakens with age, the tendon, or muscles, may stretch and no longer be able to support the eyelid; this is the most common cause of ptosis
It can also occur due to trauma from accident, in rare cases, babies can be born with ptosis and certain diseases or tumors can affect the eyelid muscle, causing ptosis.
Rarely, ptosis happens as a side effect after certain eye surgery.
CAN PTOSIS BE TREATED?
YES, treatment option for ptosis depends on the cause and severity of the ptosis. Some of the available treatment options include surgery, Ptosis crutch and medications. Also treatment may also be needed to improve facial appearance.
You may need to get a comprehensive eye examination, so that our doctors will discuss the possible solutions available.
CAN PTOSIS BE PREVENTED?
No. You can’t prevent Ptosis.
Ptosis can only be corrected. but, it has to be treated on time.
Untreated ptosis in a child can damage the eye’s ability to see. Visual development in a child’s eye with ptosis can be hindered. It can cause a lazy eye (or Amblyopia) and tropia (eye deviation)
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