What Causes Ptosis of the eyelid; also known as Blepharoptosis? – FAQ

A drooping eyelid is also called ptosis or blepharoptosis, technically. With this condition, the upper eyelid falls to a lower position than normal. Sometimes the cases can be severe enough to cover the eye and interfere with vision.

  • Ptosis of the eyelid, or Blepharoptosis may exist at birth. This is called Congenital Ptosis. This seems to be a hereditary problem.
  • Ptosis may develop over time as the individual ages. Sometimes, the ptosis comes after many decades and it does not affect vision nor does it have any other health side effects.
  • Sometimes a neurological problems may manifest themselves with Ptosis of the eyelid, or Blepharoptosis.

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