Skip to main content


Medically reviewed by Last updated on Mar 5, 2023.

Ptosis is the drooping of one or both eyelids. It may affect your vision. You may tilt your head back to see underneath the drooping eyelid. You may also try to lift your eyelids by raising your eyebrows. Ptosis may be caused by poor development, weakening, or detachment of the muscle that lifts the eyelid. Certain conditions that affect the muscles or nerves of the eye may also cause ptosis.



Follow up with your healthcare provider as directed:

Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.

Treatment options

The following list of medications are in some way related to or used in the treatment of this condition.

Contact your healthcare provider if:

  • Your vision gets worse.
  • You have new symptoms.
  • You have questions or concerns about your condition or care.

© Copyright Merative 2023 Information is for End User's use only and may not be sold, redistributed or otherwise used for commercial purposes.

The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

Learn more about Ptosis

Treatment options

Care guides

Symptoms and treatments

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.