Ptosis (droopy eyelids, lazy eye)

Ptosis is the medical term for droopy eyelids or a lazy eye. Drooping of the upper eyelid(s) can cause a reduction in the field of vision when the eyelid obstructs the visual axis.

Children can be born with ptosis, while adults develop ptosis as a result of:

  • Ageing.
  • A prior surgery.
  • Systemic diseases (Myasthenia Gravis, Myotonic Dystrophy).
  • Long-term contact lens use and eye allergies.
  • Neurological diseases.

How is ptosis treated?

There are various surgical methods of correcting ptosis depending on the cause and severity of the condition which the doctor thoroughly evaluates. Recovery from ptosis surgery is usually quite rapid, and patients find themselves returning back to work within a few days.