Ptosis – Drooping and Sagging of the Eyelids in Children

Drooping and sagging of the eyelids is a condition known as ptosis. Potential causes include weak musculature, nerve damage, and excessively loose skin. Ptosis may be related to an injury or disease or present from birth as a congenital condition.

Symptoms include drooping or one or both eyelids, which may affect the vision and increase the risk of tearing.

In children, the risk of amblyopia is elevated by ptosis.