Ptosis is the condition where the eyelids droop and it starts affecting the eyesight. The affected person has to repeatedly lift the eyelids up to see and over time this can develop into a disorder. The condition is generally brought on due to damage to the nerves which control the eyelids. An injury to the eye or an illness can also lead to Ptosis. There are also cases of newborns being born with this condition.
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.
DID YOU KNOW?
That you have ways of managing Ptosis by using special spectacles which help keep the eyelids from dropping?