Ptosis is the drooping of the eyelid. While ptosis is usually the result of aging, some people develop ptosis after eye surgery or an injury, and some children are born with the condition. Ptosis does not involve excess skin or tissue in the eyelid and can be caused by normal aging process, congenital condition, injury, disease, diabetes. Symptoms of ptosis may include, the drooping of one or both of the eyelids, an increase in tearing of the eyes, difficulty closing the eye or blinking and reduced vision
Patients may seek treatment for droopy eyelids for cosmetic and/or medical purposes. Severe drooping may obstruct vision as the eyelid gradually droops lower and lower, eventually covering the eye. If ptosis interferes with a patient’s vision, a brief surgical procedure will be performed to eliminate the drooping. Other patients are simply bothered by the appearance of their eyelids. Patients who have excess skin around the eye may choose to undergo a blepharoplasty at the same time as the ptosis repair. This procedure is performed by our experienced specialists, Dr. Hess and Dr. DeAngelis.