- Accommodative Dysfunction
- Anterior Uveitis
- Color Vision Deficiency
- Computer Vision Syndrome
- Convergence Insufficiency
- Corneal Abrasion
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Dry Eye
- Eye Coordination
- Floaters & Spots
- Macular Degeneration
- Migraine with Aura
- Ocular Allergies
- Ocular Hypertension
- Ocular Migraine
- Retinal Detachment
- Retinitis Pigmentosa
- Subconjunctival Hemorrhage
- Vision-Related Learning Problems
If ptosis is severe enough, it can cause amblyopia (lazy eye) or astigmatism. It is important to treat if noticed at a younger age—if left untreated, it could affect vision development. The condition is more commonly acquired later in life.
Causes & risk factors
- Injury or stretching of eyelid muscles or ligaments.
- Damage to the nerve controlling the eyelid muscles.
- Complications of eye surgery.
- Congenital Ptosis can be present from birth or from genetic purposes.
- Ptosis can be due to accidental stretching or tearing of the levator muscle.
- Excessive rubbing of eyes.
- Decreased vision (field of vision) on upper gaze.
- Impaired vision.
- Cosmetic look of a droopy eyelid.
Droopy eyelid appearance.
Treatment depends on the severity of the drooping. Surgery or Botox injections could be recommended for severe cases to tighten the upper eyelid.
Ptosis cannot be prevented if it is congenital. Other factors such as eye trauma, surgery, or damage to the muscles or nerves can be difficult to prevent.
Acanthamoeba is one of the most common organisms in the environment. Although it rarely causes infection, when it does occur, it can threaten your vision.
Accommodative dysfunction is an eye-focusing problem resulting in blurred vision—up close and/or far away— frequently found in children or adults who have extended near-work demand.
Amblyopia—also known as lazy eye—is the loss or lack of development of clear vision in one or both eyes.