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General Info About Ptosis

Ptosis is the abnormal drooping of the upper eyelid to a level such that it covers part of the eye, restricting or obscuring vision. It is also called as ‘drooping eyelid’ or ‘blepharoptosis’.

It can affect one or both eyes.
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Ptosis

Ptosis is caused by weakness of the muscles responsible for raising the eyelid, damage to the nerves that control the eye muscles, or looseness of the skin of the upper eyelids.

Types of ptosis
  • Congenital ptosis- Present since birth
  • Acquired ptosis- Occurs after birth and is due to secondary conditions like tumors, injury or old age.
Drooping of one or both the eyelids is the primary symptom of ptosis. It also leads to excessive tearing. If ptosis is severe, it leads to interference with the vision.

Ptosis does not usually improve with time, and nearly always requires corrective surgery and if left untreated, can permanently damage vision by forcing the unaffected eye to do all the work while letting the affected eye degenerate.
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I had ptopsis surgery in my right eye a month ago. Sometimes when I go out in the sun and while reading my eyelid still droops and obstructs my vision. The eye tends to get wet and blurs my vision. At night it gets goopy. My problem is that both my eyes have different vision. The right eye is weaker so I have to close my right eye to get better vision. I want to know whether it is a problem because of ptopsis surgery or because of my different eye vision. I am constantly putting antibiotic drops and refresh tears. I thought it might be allergies I also put all away and ate Claritin.
Karna1 Tuesday, May 7, 2013
I have aquestion? does multiple sclerosis causing ptosis?
angeleyes84 Wednesday, December 12, 2012
I was born with ptosis of the eyelids in 1964. Both my daughter and son has ptosis pf the eyelids. My grandchild was NOT born with ptosis. Can someone tell me if ptosis is still just as prevelant for my grandchildren that have yet to be born? I had several surgeries. My last surgery was in 1980. When my children were born [1988 and the other in 1994] I did not feel that the surgical techniques for ptosis were very different from the ones performed in my childhood. Are there any breakthroughs for the correction of ptosis?
berryblue Sunday, February 26, 2012
hello I have 3 little children with slight ptosis in the left eye and the youngest child seem to have gone away. most people to do no see the ptosis in my children and the only on that has so far is a neurologist.he lookedt my son and pics of the other children and said he has no idea what causes ptosis in 3 childrens eyes. it is very frustrating because i have been dealing with headaches and backaches and muscle aches as well with my 4 yr old and no doc will help me. what i need is some answers is this going to go away? r the headaches going to end? and the backaches too? also many of the people i read about where born with the ptosis, not my children. is there any virus or bacteria that can cause these kinda things? they have have had every kinda sickness you can think of these past 8 months including mono, mrsa, and several colds and lots of diarrea. please someone give me some answers if they know anything?
shana23 Tuesday, August 9, 2011
I am 26 years old and I have ptosis on the left eye since birth, it was completely shut close, couldn't open it. I have had many surgerys since 6 months old to correct it and this has managed to open my lid half way, but still very noticable. My question is....if I have children, would I pass this to my children?
Ivette23 Monday, June 14, 2010
Hi, I have Ptosis in my right eye. Actually I have severe Ptosis. People usually don't make out that I have Ptosis cause my eyelid does not droop too much. The drooping is very little but the problem is that I cannot move my lid up, and due to this people say that I have a squint in my eyes, rest everything is fine. I can even close my eyes properly. I have had it from birth. When i was small, doctor said that it can be corrected by some exercises. Now when I approach the doctor he says that it cannot be done by any exercise, only surgery would work and that also would have some problems. My eyelid wont move after surgery. They say my muscle is very weak.It angers me. Though the doctors have said that no option decides surgery, I think that with my dedication i would make it correct with some exercises. After all nothing is impossible and this is just a small muscle of my eye. Does anybody have any exercises? Please help.
pankaj100040 Monday, March 8, 2010
Hi dears:
I have P-tosis in my both eyes and I'm 21 years old, Iam too upset from that dicease coz I'm looking too Awful. I have passed one ptosis Operation in one of my eye it comes alittle bit gud but Iam worried whether if i can do a surgery in my face or not the doctors Told me that it cant be gud from this Status but i dont think so.

naserdtr Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Hi, i think i have ptosis. im almost 14 and well im trying to look into surgery . Any suggestions
freakky_chick Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Hi, Hi, I have Ptosis in my right eye. the problem is that I cannot move my lid up, and due to this people say that I have a squint in my eyes, rest everything is fine. I can even close my eyes properly. I have had it from birth. When i was small, doctor said that it can be corrected by some exercises. Now when I approach the doctor he says that it cannot be done by any exercise, only surgery would work and that also would have some problems. My eyelid wont move after surgery. They say my muscle is very weak.It angers me. Though the doctors have said that no option decides surgery, I think that with my dedication i would make it correct with some exercises. After all nothing is impossible and this is just a small muscle of my eye. Does anybody have any exercises? Please help. But APOLLO's Doctor said surgery will nt ok .. it contains lots of Money n no fruitful results will u find.. so I gave up and depend on GOD...
guest Friday, May 21, 2010
My son is 16 months old and was born with Ptosis, he has regular check ups at the eye outpatients department and they have informed me that they can't operate until he is 7 years old,because he is still growing, is this too late!!! and will this have a negative effect on his sight, could you offer anymore help and advice please. A worried mum!!!
Becci Murray Thursday, October 30, 2008
hi becci, my daughter has ptosis and is nearly ten years old. doctors are unsure if she has had it from birth so i dont think it is too late, just accept any treatment that is offered and i think your son will be fine

guest Sunday, August 23, 2009
Becci, I was born with Ptosis in the right eye. I am 34 and have better than 20/20 vision. Because I am an air force pilot my vision is routinely scrutinized. I am only considering surgery now for the asthetics. If the docs say 7 then listen to them.
guest Sunday, October 4, 2009
my daughter has pstosis and they want to suspend her eyelid to the eyebrow and use her eyebrows to open her eyes this surgery isnt something you jump into do ur research
guest Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Ptosis, if severe, has been traditionally reverse surgically. A recent break-through now allow it to be reversed using Proprioceptive Signals - See http://www.rothbartsfoot.info/ Testimonialsgen.html
guest Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Is the Rothbarts treatment available in India.Please let me know.
Subas Thursday, September 16, 2010

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