Ptosis in children

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Ptosis a condition that causes a droopy upper eyelid or eyelids. Read about what causes ptosis, how it might affect your child and how it is treated.

Key points

  • Ptosis is when your child has a droopy eyelid or eyelids.
  • Ptosis is usually caused by a weakness of the muscle that lifts the upper eyelid.
  • Your child's eye doctor will discuss if and which surgery is best for your child.
Last updated: June 28th 2023