What Is Ptosis and What To Do About It

Female,Eye,With,Extreme,Long,False,Eyelashes.,Eyelash,Extensions.,Makeup, Ptosis is a condition that affects the upper eyelid of a person and causes it to droop down. The drooping may be insignificant and slight, or it may be so severe that an individual’s vision is affected. There are various treatments available to help patients with this condition, given its potential severity.

Ensure you know the signs of ptosis to keep your eyes and vision healthy and functioning properly.

What Are The Types of Ptosis?

Ptosis comes in two primary forms: congenital and acquired. Congenital ptosis is present since birth, and acquired ptosis develops later in life.

If you notice your child has a drooping eyelid, have it addressed by a board-certified ophthalmologist. Not only can congenital ptosis be a sign of developmental issues to the eye, but psychosocial studies have shown a deep impairment to a child’s social life. Luckily, treatments exist for congenital ptosis.

Acquired ptosis also has treatments, but unlike congenital ptosis, which is primarily dealt with by surgery, acquired ptosis can require varied methods of treatment depending on the cause.

What Causes Ptosis in Adults?

There can be a variety of causes for ptosis in adults. These causes can include injury and illness, tumors, and may even be a by-product of the aging process. Depending on the exact cause of your ptosis, various treatments can be utilized.

With all these varied causes, it’s incredibly important to visit an eye center, such as Kirk Eye Center in Colorado, that seeks to understand you and your needs. Making sure the correct treatment is applied can make all the difference. Neural, muscular, or mechanical issues may cause your acquired ptosis, and each may require a different treatment.

Let Kirk Eye Center Address and Treat Your Ptosis

Noticeable drooping of the eyelid can be more than just a cosmetic issue. Ptosis may worsen over time, so make sure to receive a consultation as soon as possible.

At Kirk Eye Center, board-certified ophthalmologist Dr. John Kirk and optometrist Dr. Dustin Asay pride themselves on finding individualized care that meets your needs. Depending on what is causing your ptosis, you can expect a treatment that helps you when working with Kirk Eye Center.

To learn more about dry ptosis treatment in Loveland, Fort Collins, Windsor, CO, and surrounding areas, call today at 970- 669-1107 or submit a contact form.

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