Ptosis is a condition characterized by drooping of the upper eyelid. The most common type of adult ptosis is caused when the eye’s levator muscle separates from the eyelid. It can occur after cataract or other eye surgery, from an eye injury or simply as a result of aging. It can also occur as a complication of other diseases such as diabetes.
Ptosis can cause vision loss, especially in the upper field of vision, as well as fatigue from trying to elevate the drooping lid. Adults with ptosis often tip their heads back to try to see past their eyelids. Many also raise their eyebrows as a result of trying to raise their lids.
Surgery can correct both the visual and cosmetic problems that are caused by ptosis. If you suffer from ptosis, you should call Eye Physicians of Central Florida to schedule an ophthalmic consultation.
We can evaluate your condition and discuss treatment options.