Ptosis is a drooping or falling of the upper eyelid. The drooping may be worse after being awake longer, when the individual's muscles are tired. This condition is sometimes called ""lazy eye"", but that term normally refers to amblyopia. If severe enough and left untreated, the drooping eyelid can cause other conditions, such as amblyopia or astigmatism. This is why it is especially important for this disorder to be treated in children at a young age, before it can interfere with vision development.
HOW IS PTOSIS DIAGNOSED?
An ophthalmologist would diagnose the problem by observing your eye droopiness and checking strength of the affected eye.
HOW IS PTOSIS TREATED?
The most common treatment for Ptosis would be surgical procedure depending on the extent of the droopiness. In some cases, non-surgical procedures are also used that include crutch glasses and use of special scleral contact lenses for supporting the eyes.
DID YOU KNOW?
Use of high doses of opioid drugs such as morphine, oxycodone, heroin, or hydrocodone can cause ptosis.