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?
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?
As long as the drooping lids don’t affect the person’s vision the doctor may decide against going in for any treatment. In fact if the patient is a child the doctors may not do anything except for regular checkups. In the case of adults though, surgery is the only way the condition can be corrected and the muscle around the area strengthened.