Note: Ptosis is not a disease, but a symptom of another condition that must be treated.
Depending upon the severity of the condition, drooping eyelids may or may not be noticeable. Upper eyelid drooping can sometimes affect your vision if the drooping is severe, and should be brought to the attention of your ophthalmologist.
Ptosis can be caused by a number of factors that affect the muscles, nerves, or skin of the eyelids. Some of these causes include
In rare cases, tumors of the brain or eye also cause ptosis or drooping eyelids.
The foremost symptom is drooping or one or both eyelids, especially, the upper eyelid. Frequent eyebrow raising and head tilting can indicate that ptosis is interfering with normal eyesight.
Regular eye check-ups and examinations are the best way to keep ptosis and other eye problems at bay. Blood tests used to detect diabetes and autoimmune conditions can also help diagnose ptosis. Depending on the severity of ptosis, the doctor may even perform X-rays to see if structural abnormalities around the eye(s) are causing any problem.
The treatment of ptosis varies as per its cause. If ptosis is caused due to another condition or disease such as, diabetes, myasthenia gravis, spinal cord injuries, tumors, nerve damage, or cancer, treatments concerning these are undertaken. In cases of congenital ptosis and ptosis occurring as a part of the normal aging process (aponeurotic ptosis), surgery may be required.
M.S. (Ophth), D.O.M.S (Bom), M.BPresident of Bombay Ophthalmic Association (2012-2013)
DNB(Ophthalmology) M.B.B.S. FICO (London, UK) FAEH (Cornea)
MBBS, MS, DNB ( Ophthal ), FICO, FCRS Cornea and Cataract Specialist
MBBS, DNB (Ophthalmology), FCRS ( Sankara)
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