December 2, 2023

Ptosis: Know Its Untold Symptoms And Causes

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Have you noticed how your eyes look when you gaze at yourself in the mirror? Perhaps you feel your upper eyelids have begun drooping and obscuring part of your iris. Excessive sagging of the upper eyelid is known as eyelid drooping. It’s possible the Symptoms of Ptosis (อาการ กล้าม เนื้อ ตา อ่อน แรง, which is the term in Thai), in which the upper eyelid folds inward, and the upper eyelid sags excessively. Both of these disorders can contribute to droopy eyelids.

Let’s Know The Symptoms Of Droopy Eyes

Depending on the reason, either or both eyelids may be drooping. The lid may obscure the top or lower part of the eye or even the entire pupil.

It’s common to have eyesight issues:

  • At first, you may notice that only your very upper range of vision is impaired.
  • It is possible to lose all vision if the falling eyelid covers the pupil.
  • It’s common for kids to tilt their heads back so they may peek under their eyelids.
  • The area surrounding the eyes may feel heavy and tired.

What Are The Causes?

Age is a significant factor in the development of ptosis in adults. Age can cause the muscles that raise the eyelids to atrophy. And it’s not uncommon for it to be there at birth. Congenital ptosis might originate in the brain or the nerves. 

Ptosis can also occur in children born with an eye abnormality or an eye injury. It is more likely to occur in people with certain medical conditions, such as eye tumors, diabetes, a history of stroke, cancer, or neurological diseases. Ptosis is a rare side effect of Botox treatment for cosmetic purposes. 

What Are Possible Treatments For The Ptosis?

Your Optometrists may decide not to treat the condition if it isn’t causing any noticeable problems with your vision. They’ll get regular eye exams. Generally, doctors treat with eye drops, patches, or spectacles to cure amblyopia. The doctor will check the eyes to see if you need surgery.

Surgery is frequently the most effective method of treatment for adults. Your doctor may trim down the lid-raising muscle and any excess skin. Or, the doctor might reattach the power and work to strengthen it.

A quick operation usually corrects ptosis. Consult an ophthalmologist if you experience sudden symptoms of Ptosis, especially if you also have weakness in your arms, legs, or face, a severe headache, or double vision.

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