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.
With a simple surgery, this condition is easily corrected.