The most common cause of ptosis is ageing. As the muscles around the eyes weaken, the upper eyelids may begin to droop.
Occasionally, children can be born with ptosis. Children with this condition often tilt their heads or lift their eyebrows frequently to see properly.
Injury or disease
Sometimes, a head injury, eye trauma or another condition or disease can cause ptosis. Generally, this occurs when there is either damage to the ‘levator’ muscles that hold the eyelids up, or damage to the nerves that control these muscles.
Thankfully, treatment for ptosis is relatively fast and straightforward. Our oculoplastic surgeons specialise in ptosis repair – an operation to correct drooping of the eyelid and restore your normal, youthful appearance.
If you suffer from ptosis, make an appointment with one of our eyelid surgery specialists to discuss your treatment. Children with ptosis should also have regular check-ups, and treatment if necessary, as ptosis may cause further vision problems later in life.