PtosisPtosis refers to the permanent drooping of the upper eyelid. It is caused by the inability of the levator muscle to fully lift the eyelid from the eye. The treatment of the condition is dependent on the degree of ptosis. It may be treated from a medical or cosmetic point of view. This surgery can often be performed under local anesthetic on a same-day, outpatient basis.

Most likely, your eyes are the first thing people notice about your appearance. They are probably the most important aspect of facial attractiveness. Unfortunately, even with a good night’s sleep, loose skin over your eyes or bags under your eyes can make you look tired or sad, or older than you really are. As we go through life, even if we have taken care of ourselves, the skin around our eyes stretches and wrinkles. Fatty deposits cause the upper lids to sag, while under the eye the tissue bulges forward and becomes discolored. In severe cases, vision can become partially blocked.

Causes of Droopy Eyes:

  • Age
  • Sun exposure
  • Alcohol use
  • Smoking
  • Poor nutrition
  • Heredity

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