Still it can be a sign of ptosis, or droopy eyelids, If your eyes are droopy. This can be caused by nerves damage, highlight medical conditions, or more serious factors like a stroke or neurological diseases. It may happen due to trauma, age, or types of medical disorders. when it affects one eye then that condition called unilateral ptosis and when it affects both eyes then that's condition called bilateral ptosis. It may come and go or it might be endless. If ptosis present at birth, then it’s known as congenital ptosis, or you can develop in future, which is known as acquired ptosis.
Point to rememeber:
• Ptosis can be present at birth or develop lattely due to injury or complaint.
• If a drooping eyelid is left uncorrected in a child, it can lead to amblyopia(lazy eye).Still, it can lead to blurry vision,if amblyopia isn't treated early childhood.
• Ptosis can be treated with surgery to get better vision as well as cosmetic appearance.
The most common sign of ptosis in children is the drooping lid itself. Your child may have
• drooping of one or both eyelids
• increased tearing( watery eye/ s)
• Eye fatigue
• Intrusion with their vision, if the ptosis is severe.
Those Children who can be born with ptosis, known as congenital ptosis. It can be happen with problem of levator muscle – the main muscle that lifts the eyelid.
Children may be at threat for vision problems if they've ptosis. However, amblyopia(lazy eye) can develop and one eye will have better vision than the other, If the child’s eyelid droops to the extent that it blocks vision.
Mature Person get ptosis – called involutional ptosis – when the levator muscle stretches and separates from the eyelid. This can be caused by growing age, as a result of an eye injury, or occasionaly as a side effect of certain eye surgery. Sometime other condition can affect the eyelid muscle, causing ptosis.
Still, treatment is necessary to allow for normal vision development, If a child is born with moderate to severeptosis.However, a condition called amblyopia( lazy eye) may develop, If it isn't corrected. Amblyopia is poor vision in an eye that didn't develop normal sight during earlychildhood.However, amblyopia can lead to enduring poor vision, If left undressed.
The treatment for babyhood ptosis is generally surgery, although there are a ,many rare diseases which can be corrected with proper antidote. The ophthalmologist will assess your child and determine whether or not surgery is required, as per
• your child's age
• whether one or both eyelids are involved
• Dimension of the eyelid height
• the eyelid's lifting and closed muscle strength
• observation of the eye's movements.
An eye opthalmologist will diagnose ptosis by examining your eyelids nearly. They will take a dimension of the height of your eyelids and the strength of the eyelid muscles.
They may also perform a digital computerized visual field test to see if your vision is normal. In a visual field test, you're asked to look at a series of flashing lights in a machine, without moving your eyes. When you notice a light, you press a button.
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