Facts About Ptosis
Ptosis is a condition that causes one or both eyelids to droop. When considering the adoption of a child with this medical condition, understand that it is common, and easily correctable. In some cases, a child may also have a "lazy" eye in addition to the ptosis.
With a simple surgery, this condition is easily corrected. Occasionally the Ptosis is severe and can interfere with a child's vision. Ptosis is due to a weak muscle above the eye known as a levator muscle. Children may attempt to see over the drooping eyelid by tilting their heads back or by raising their eyebrows.
- In some cases, Ptosis may result in the development of a lazy eye.
- Early treatment is important for the well-being of the child. Plastic surgery can rid the child of ptosis, and doctors can perform this procedure at any age.
- This condition does not affect a child's intellect unless the lack of visual stimulation delays brain development. Children with this condition suffer no further ill effects after surgery.
With a simple surgery, this condition is easily corrected.