Ptosis is a term which refers to an eyelid that is droopy. Ptosis that is present since birth is known as congenital ptosis. The ptosis may be mild where the eyelid only partially covers the eyelid or severe where the eye is completely covered. In severe cases of ptosis, the patient would have to lift their eyelid with their finger or tilt their head back in order to see. Ptosis is caused by a weakness in the muscle which keeps the eyelid open. It can affect one or both eyes. Often surgery is required for more severe cases of ptosis.
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