Ptosis(Droopy eye lids)

Ptosis is the medical term for drooping of the upper eyelid, a condition that may affect one or both eyes.

Droopy eyelid (ptosis) can occur in children from birth (congenital). It can also result from injury, muscle disorder, nerve disorder, or due to aging process.
In children severe drooping of upper lid can obstruct vision development leading to a lazy eye (amblyopia) It gives a sleepy appearance, and abnormal head posture such as chin elevation.
In adults, droopy eyelid is mainly a cosmetic concern, however if severe enough it can obstruct vision. Continuous effort to keep eyelids ehevated leads to forehead wrincles & fatigue.
Except some rare muscle disorder (Myasthenia), management of droopy eyelid is surgery which can correct this problem by repairing the muscle that lifts the eyelid. Several surgical options are available, and the type of surgery used depends upon the severity of the droop. After evaluation, your specialist will decide which surgery best suits your need.

Concerned Doctors in CLGEI
Dr. Debarati saha, M.B.B.S., M.S. ,FLVPEI (Hyderabad)