Droopy Eyelid (Ptosis)

What are the types/causes of ptosis? 

  • Congenital - a droopy eyelid that is present from birth. The muscle which raises the eyelid did not develop normally. 
  • Acquired - a droopy eyelid that presents after birth. The muscle which raises the eyelid becomes stretched and so is less effective. 

What is the treatment for ptosis?

Definitive treatment for a droopy eyelid usually requires surgery. Timing of surgery depends on how droopy the eyelid is and your child’s age. In infants and toddlers, if the droopy eyelid is not causing problems with your child’s vision, then surgery may be deferred until your child is grade school or a teenager.