Dr. Devanshi Shah, an eye plastic surgeon, discusses droopy eyelids, also known as ptosis, which can affect anyone due to birth or acquired. Common symptoms include one eye being smaller than the other, asymmetry, or a phase where eyebrows are up or down due to the frontalis muscle compensating to lift the eye. Droopy eyelids can also be caused by lazy eye, lazy eye amblyopia, or a lack of vision.
Oculoplastic surgeons evaluate the etiology of droopiness and treat it according to the patient’s history, routines, and abnormal movements. They may also consider congenital droopyness , squinting, or lazy eye amblyopia.
Surgeons look for cosmetic or functional solutions to fix droopy eyelids, with cosmetic treatments achieving better results and functional results. They also consider social and personal reasons for droopyness and treat them accordingly.
In some cases, surgery may be necessary to address the condition, such as congenital problems or trauma. Surgery does not affect vision, as it done only on the eyelid and muscle surrounding it. However, dryness may occur after surgery, but the vision is not affected by surgery.