Drooping Eyelid

A drooping eyelid is called ptosis and may be caused by various disorders. Causes include eyelid disorders, eye disorders, eye muscle disorders, orbital conditions, brain disorders (e.g. stroke, brain aneurysm), progressive neuromuscular diseases, and many other causes. Substance-related ...

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Causes

Simple Causes: Causes of a droopy eyelid (ptosis) include:

  • Normal. Some people have eyelids that go further down the eyes
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Types

Types of ptosis include:

  • Senile ptosis (age-related muscle decline)
  • Congenital ptosis
  • Acquired ptosis
  • Unilateral ptosis (one eyelid)
  • Bilateral ptosis
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