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Medically reviewed by Last updated on Mar 5, 2023.



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.

Contact your healthcare provider for the following symptoms:

  • Worsening vision
  • New symptoms
  • Questions or concerns about your condition or care

Treatment for ptosis

may not be needed if your ptosis is mild. If your ptosis affects your vision, you may need surgery to tighten your levator muscle or to reattach it. If your levator muscle is too weak, your eyelid may be attached to or suspended from the area under your eyebrow. This will allow your forehead muscles to do the work of lifting your eyelid.

Treatment options

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

Follow up with your doctor as directed:

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

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