A ptotic or droopy upper eyelid may be present at birth or develop during one's lifetime. A ptotic upper eyelid covers a significant portion of the eye and interferes with peripheral or central vision. While there are numerous causes including neurogenic and muscular abnormalities, a droopy lid typically results from wear and tear. Over time, the tendon which raises the upper eyelid stretches so significantly that its attachment within the eyelid weakens. The treatment for a ptotic lid is surgical.
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