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What is Upper Eyelid Ptosis?

Description of the Disease

Upper eyelid ptosis is a condition in which the upper eyelid droops below its normal position, which can lead to partial or complete closure of the eye.


  • Acquired ptosis
  • Congenital ptosis


  • Lowering of the upper eyelid
  • Feeling of heaviness in the upper eyelid


Upper eyelid ptosis can be caused by various factors, including weakness of the upper eyelid muscles, injury, nerve disorders, and aging.


Diagnosis of upper eyelid ptosis is carried out by an ophthalmologist, sometimes additional tests may be required.


Treatment of upper eyelid ptosis may include conservative methods (such as physiotherapy) or surgical intervention.


Preventing upper eyelid ptosis involves preventing injuries and promptly seeking medical attention when symptoms appear.


Upper eyelid ptosis is treated by an ophthalmologist.

Note: This material is provided for informational purposes only and is not medical advice.