Droopy eyes (also called ptosis or blepharoptosis) make us look unhappy, older and even tired when we are not. Even when we take care of ourselves, our skin and eyes begin to age and grow tired. If you notice that both of your upper eyelids have become progressively droopy, then you probably have simple age-related ptosis.
Who is a Good Candidate for Blepharoplasty?
In other cases, your doctor must diagnose the problem. Your doctor will also review your past medical history and check about any family history of ptosis or related diseases. Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) can improve extra eyelid skin and droopy eyelids. Both conditions may cause limited eye vision, discomfort and affect your appearance.
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What Causes Droopy Eyes?
Age – Aging is the most common cause of ptosis that is not present at birth. In addition malnutrition, sun exposure, smoking, and excessive consumption of alcohol can lead to ptosis. Muscle Diseases – Ptosis can also be a symptom of an inherited muscle disease that affects eye motion. Good candidates are people experiencing vision blocking, due to drooping eyelid skin. Your doctor will administer an eye examination to determine how much skin is obstructing your vision.