When someone suffers from drooping eyelids, they may have difficulty seeing. This often results from a condition called ptosis. Ptosis occurs when one or both of the upper eyelids droop downward. This drooping may be hardly noticeable, or it may be so severe that the eyelids begin to obstruct a person’s vision.
Ptosis can be inconvenient and uncomfortable for adults, but the obstructed vision caused by this condition can pose a serious threat to a child’s developing eyesight. The condition does not usually go away on its own and requires treatment by an eye surgeon to restore the eyelids to their normal position.