How common is ptosis? Ptosis is not very common. The most common form that is present from birth is due to poor development of the levator palpebrae superioris muscle. It may affect one or both of the eyelids.
Can ptosis correct itself? Depending on the severity of the condition, droopy upper eyelids can block or greatly reduce vision depending on how much it obstructs the pupil. In most cases, the condition will resolve, either naturally or through medical intervention.
Is ptosis a big problem? Sometimes ptosis is an isolated problem that changes a person’s appearance without affecting vision or health. In other cases, however, it can be a warning sign that a more serious condition is affecting the muscles, nerves, brain or eye socket.
Is ptosis the same as lazy eye? Ptosis, also known as blepharoptosis, is a drooping or falling of the upper eyelid. The drooping may be worse after being awake longer when the individual’s muscles are tired. This condition is sometimes called “lazy eye”, but that term normally refers to the condition amblyopia.