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?
The Ophthalmologist will be able to diagnose that you have Ptosis as soon as he or she looks at your eyelids and is able to do a physical examination.
HOW IS PTOSIS TREATED?
Aponeurotic and congenital ptosis may require surgical correction if severe enough to interfere with vision or if cosmetics is a concern. Treatment depends on the type of ptosis and is usually performed by an ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgeon, specializing in diseases and problems of the eyelid.
Surgical procedures include:
• Levator resection
• Müller muscle resection
• Frontalis sling operation
Non-surgical modalities like the use of ""crutch"" glasses or Ptosis crutches or special scleral contact lenses to support the eyelid may also be used.