PTOSIS

What is ptosis?

Ptosis is a condition in which the patient is unable to completely open their eyes. This can be caused by a weakness of the muscle responsible for eyelid opening, or a weakness of the nerve supply to that muscle. There are many causes of this condition. Most are acquired in adults; however, children can be born with a droopy eyelid or eyelids.

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How can ptosis be treated?

The treatment of a droopy eyelid is dependent on its cause and the strength of the muscle. There are several excellent surgical techniques available to tighten a weak muscle. These are generally performed as an outpatient under a local anesthetic. If the droopy eyelid is caused by a nerve weakness, the cause of the weakness should be diagnosed and the weakness treated if possible.