Ptosis is a condition in which the upper eyelid droops over the eye. In some cases, it can interfere with your vision. The condition impacts older individuals but it can happen in kids also. Ptosis eyelid [หนังตาตก, which is the term in Thai] can happen in one eye or both eyes at the same time.
Symptoms of Ptosis
The most noticeable sign of ptosis is drooping of the eyelid. Other signs and symptoms consist of:
- Difficulty shutting the eye or blinking
- Eye fatigue
- Trouble seeing, due to this, an individual may turn their head back in order to see under the eyelids
Kids with ptosis might have extra signs, such as:
- Amblyopia, in some cases, is called careless eye because one eye appears to look off in the different direction
- Blurred, double, or altered vision
- Farsightedness, nearsightedness, or astigmatism
- Frustrations, eye stress, or lightheadedness
Reasons as well as Threat Factors
In grownups, ptosis is often brought on by typical aging. Aging can create the eyelid muscles, called levator muscles, to compromise.
Occasionally individuals are born with ptosis. This is called genetic ptosis. Hereditary ptosis might be caused by problems with the brain or nerves that lead to a weak point in the eyelid muscles. Youngsters born with an injury or abnormality that impacts the eyes might likewise have ptosis.
People with eye growths, a background of stroke, diabetes, cancer, as well as neurological disorders are at threat for developing ptosis.
Cosmetic therapy with Botox, or botulinum toxin A, can sometimes cause ptosis. If you are interested in getting Botox treatments, make sure to discover a skilled practitioner.
An ophthalmologist will diagnose ptosis by examining your eyelids closely. They will determine the height of your eyelids, as well as the strength of the eyelid muscle.
They may additionally execute an electronic visual field examination to see if your vision is regular. In a visual area examination, you are asked to consider a collection of flashing lights in equipment, without moving your eyes. When you see a light, you push a button.