At Somerset Hills Eye Care Center, our Long Hill eye surgeon is prepared to help you through any number of moderate to severe eye conditions. One condition that typically requires the expertise of a professional like our Long Hill eye surgeon is ptosis. Ptosis is the medical term that refers to a drooping eyelid. It only concerns when the upper eyelid is drooping over, not if the lower eyelid is sagging down. Ptosis itself is not a disease, but it is a symptom of another eye condition that is occurring. If ptosis is severe, it can affect your vision quality.
Ptosis can be caused by any number of factors. In some cases, it happens because the muscles that allow your eyelids to move up and down have been weakened. This often happens as a result of age, or if there has been injury or trauma to the eye. In other cases, patients develop ptosis at a young age because they were born with weakened eye muscles. The main symptom associated with ptosis is the actual drooping of the eyelid. It can affect both children and adults, and it can occur during any stage of life. Ptosis can occur in just one or both eyes. If you think that you might have ptosis or that your child is exhibiting symptoms of ptosis, you should schedule an appointment with our Long Hill eye surgeon as soon as possible. During this appointment, we can perform an eye examination and vision test in order to see if eyelid drooping is affecting your or your child’s vision. We may also use x-ray technology to see if structural abnormalities of the eye are causing the problem. After uncovering the reason for the development of ptosis, our Long Hill eye surgeon will be able to recommend the most viable treatment option for you.
If you are interested in learning more about eye health topics and/or the various services that our Long Hill eye surgeon provides at Somerset Hills Eye Care Center, we encourage you to visit our main website and browse through the information provided there. If you have any questions or comments that you would like to discuss, feel free to give us a call at the office during our regular hours, or send us a message using the designated form on our website.