Drooping of the upper eyelid is called ptosis. In children, it is most often the result of a problem of the eyelid muscle, and they are usually born with it. Occasionally, it is due to nerve injury or neuromuscular weakness and can be helped by treating the underlying cause.
Children with ptosis might also have vision problems caused by amblyopia or blurring associated with astigmatism. Because of the potential threat to eyesight, all children with ptosis should be seen by one of our pediatric ophthalmologists immediately.
Treatments We Offer
Treatment is surgical and can be performed on an outpatient basis. It is possible that the procedure may have to be repeated as the child grows.
Why Choose Columbia?
At Columbia, our mission is to help your child see better. If their vision is being threatened by a droopy eyelid, there is no better place than Columbia for your child. We have the experience, team, and resources to make sure your child has the best of all outcomes.