Ptosis is a medical term for a drooping upper eyelid and drooping eyelids can affect the vision if it’s severe. A number of factors that affect the nerves, muscles, or skin of the eyelids can cause Ptosis. The primary symptom of Ptosis is a visible drooping of the upper eyelid. Ptosis can affect children and adults at any stage of life.
HOW IS PTOSIS DIAGNOSED?
An Ophthalmologist diagnoses Ptosis by conducting an eye examination and blood test to detect diabetes to help diagnose the underlying cause of Ptosis.
HOW IS PTOSIS TREATED?
The treatment of Ptosis varies and doctors typically prescribe medication to treat Ptosis.
DID YOU KNOW?
Use of high doses of opioid drugs such as morphine, oxycodone, heroin, or hydrocodone can cause ptosis.