Common Eye Problems: Ptosis: Droopy Eye

Ptosis: Droopy Eye

Ptosis is an abnormally low position (drooping) of the upper eyelid. The drooping may be worse after being awake longer, when the individual’s muscles are tired. That condition is sometimes incorrectly referred to as a “lazy eye”, a separate condition known as Amblyopia. If severe enough and left untreated, the drooping eyelid can cause other conditions, like Amblyopia or Astigmatism. This is why it is especially important for this disorder to be treated in children at a young age, before it can interfere with vision development.