Frequently Asked Questions
You can visit an ophthalmologist if you have drooping eyelids or ptosis.
2. Why is ptosis common in old age?
The skin on the eyelid is the thinnest and tends to stretch with aging. This stretched skin limits the ability to see, and may produce a feeling of heaviness. Therefore, ptosis is common in old age.
3. What is pseudoptosis?
Pseudoptosis is when you appear to have a ptosis but it is actually caused by another part of your eye not the eyelid muscles. Brow ptosis (when the eyebrow droops rather than the eyelid), or dermatochalsis (when excess skin on your upper eyelid hangs down) can lead to pseudoptosis.