Pathologic eyelid drooping, also called ptosis, may occur due to trauma, age, or various medical disorders. This condition can affect one (unilateral ptosis) or both (bilateral ptosis) eyes, it may come and go, or it might be permanent. It can be present at birth (known as congenital ptosis) or you can develop it later in life (known as acquired ptosis).
• One or both eyelids sag.
• Affect your vision
• Extremely dry or watery eyes
• Face looks weary or tired.
• A physical exam
• Review of medical history.
• Vision test
• Eye lid photography
Once you have explained how often the eyelids droop and the length of time this has been happening, your doctor will run some tests to find the cause.
A slit lamp exam: doctor can take a close look at your eye with the help of high-intensity light. Your eyes may be dilated for this exam, so you may experience some slight eye discomfort.
Tensilon test: Doctor may inject a drug called Tensilon (generic name edrophonium) into one of your veins. You may be asked to cross your eyes or make other movements that use your eye muscles. Your doctor will monitor you to see if the Tensilon improves your muscle strength. This will help them determine whether muscle issues are causing the eyelid drooping.
- Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
Aadil hospital’s doctor may explain that nothing needs to be done because the condition is not usually harmful to your health. However, you may opt for plastic surgery if you want to reduce the drooping.