Why are my eyes droopy?

Be Eye Wise and find out that ptosis is a drooping of the upper eyelid. In some cases, this droop can impair, limit or restrict vision. While ptosis occurs in children, it is more common in adults.

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Symptoms of ptosis can be:

  • Drooping upper eyelid.

Causes of ptosis can be:

Separation of the levator muscle tendon from the eyelid due to:

  • Age.
  • Injury.
  • Eye surgery.
  • Effects from an eye or brain tumor.

Ptosis Treatment

Treatment for ptosis and ptosis surgery usually involves surgically lifting the lid with blepharoplasty. Sometimes a small tuck in the lifting muscle and eyelid can raise the lid sufficiently. More severe ptosis requires reattachment and strengthening of the levator muscle.

To learn all you can about ptosis, including ptosis surgery, Be Eye Wise and schedule an appointment with Northwest Eye ptosis surgery expert Dr. Nicholas Schmitt. Because the more you know, the better you see.