How can Ptosis be Treated?
Ptosis does not usually improve with time. If left untreated, it can cause permanent vision damage by forcing the unaffected eye to do all the work while letting the affected eye degenerate.
Ptosis nearly always requires corrective surgery. Surgery can generally be done on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia, which involves an operation to strengthen the muscle of the eyelid. In children with ptosis, surgical correction may be necessary to prevent
Correcting ptosis is usually done only after determining the cause of the condition.
If underlying health problems like stroke or diabetes are the cause of ptosis, treating these conditions may relieve the problem.
Ptosis crutches are available. These can be attached to the frame of eyeglasses to hold up the eyelid. These devices are uncomfortable and usually not well tolerated.