Ptosis is when the upper eyelid droops over the eye. This droop may be a little or might cover your pupil. Thus it could limit or block your vision.
Children born with ptosis are called congenital ptosis. Generally caused by problems with the muscle that lifts the eyelid.
A child with ptosis may
Incase your child has ptosis, please get them evaluated at the earliest. Your child is at a risk for vision problems.
Finding out the unde rlying cause of ptosis is very important. Once that is established, surgery is the best option for children.
Other associated problems with ptosis should also be treated simultaneously.
Ptosis in adults generally occurs when there is a weakness of the eyelid muscle. The Levator muscle stretches or separates away from the eyelid. Old age or an eye injury is generally the cause for ptosis. There are diseases or tumors that could also lead to ptosis. So if there is a development of ptosis, a through examination should be conducted.
Again, finding the underlying cause is of utmost importance. A small surgery is usually done to correct and strengthen the weaker muscle.
VissionTip : Any abnormal finding in your childs or your own eyes, should be screened by your Ophthalmologist at the earliest. Any underlying cause, should be evaluated and treated accordingly.