What is Eyelid Ptosis?

Eyelid ptosis refers to a drooping upper eyelid. The eyelid droop can range from very mild and hardly noticeable to severe enough to cause vision problems. Ptosis can be present at birth or develop over time.

What Causes Eyelid Ptosis?

Some of the causes of eyelid ptosis include:

  • Congentinal  (present at birth)
  • Trauma to the eyelid
  • Neurologic disorders
  • Age-related loosening of the muscle responsible for lifting the eyelid

Some conditions can cause an appearance of ptosis. Causes of “pseudo-ptosis” include an excess of upper eyelid skin/fat and droopy eyebrows. Therefore, treatment may have to include treatment for ptosis and “pseudo-ptosis”.

Read more about treating eyelid ptosis.