Updated: Jan 9
Ptosis is the medical word to describe a droopy eyelid. It is when one or both of the upper eyelids droop down to a lower position than normal. It can affect both adults and children. Those that are born with a droopy eyelid are known as having congenital ptosis. In adults it tends to develop as we get older but can occur at any age. Common causes of adult ptosis include eye surgery, contact lens usage, injury to the eyelids or neurological and muscular conditions.