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Ptosis ( Pronounced as TOSIS ) is a disease of the eyelid in which th eupper eyelid stays partially closed and does not lift like in normal eyes.
Most commonly , Ptosis is detected by birth . Generally only one eye is affected but sometimes both eyes may also be affected by ptosis.
Sometimes Ptosis may present with " Jaw Winking " problem . In this , the lid lifts up in a jerky upward movement when the patient tries to eat , clench his teeth or move his lower jaw from side to side.
Ptosis can also be caused due to trauma to the eyelid which injures the muscle that lifts the lid.
Ptosis may be caused in elderly patients when there may be spontaneous disinsertion of the muscle from the lid.
Ptosis may be seen as an accompaniment in a disease called Myesthenia Gravis.
Ptosis is generally treated with Surgery . There are many types of surgeries carried out for Ptosis , which are chosen according to the clinical presentation of the patient.
If ptosis is so severe that it coveres the pupil of the eye and makes it impossible for the child to see through that eye , then treatment must be done as early as possible to prevent weakening of vision.
If ptosis is such that the pupil of the eye is clear and there is no disturbance to vision , surgey may be deferred till the child is old enough to understand instructions .
Results after Ptosis surgery are very gratifying but the results of the operated eye can never match the beauty of the normal eyelid . There is bound to be some noticible differences between the normal and the operated eye.
Sometimes ptosis surgery may need to repeated to correct any residual ptosis.
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