When the upper eyelids droop, and affect the field of the patient’s vision, he or she is said to have Ptosis. This problem may have several possible causal factors, such as brain aneurysm, muscular dystrophies, trauma, cataract operation, congenital weakness, and weakening of muscles due to age. Due to compromised vision, children who have Ptosis may experience delay in development. They may also suffer from amblyopia or ‘lazy eye’. Their vision may be blurred as well. In many cases, patients have to hold up their eyelids physically in order to be able to see. Surgery can help to correct Ptosis.
HOW IS PTOSIS DIAGNOSED?
Ptosis may set in later in life, or it may be present even at birth.