Eyelid Ptosis or Droping Eyelids

What is palpebral ptosis?

Eyelid ptosis is the drooping of the upper eyelid, it can occur due to a trauma, age or to several medical disorders. It can be present at birth (congenital ptosis) or can develop later (acquired ptosis).

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Ptosis can be bilateral or unilateral and can be difficult to identify unless a suitable examination is realized. Eyelid ptosis is often considered a cosmetic problem; in addition, it can block or reduce considerably the vision depending on how much it obstructs the pupil.


In most of cases, it will be resolved by medical management or surgery.