Droopy Eyelids in Babies and Its Treatment

Eyelid drooping in babies can occur later or congenitally. Well, this eye problem, also known as ptosis, develops depending on what conditions, how is it treated? We told you in our article!

What is droopy eyelid (ptosis)?

If the eyelid is more drooping and lower than it should be to cover a part of the eye, it is called droopy eyelid, also known as ptosis. It can be seen due to congenital (congenital ptosis) or some reasons that develop later. It mostly occurs in one eye, but there are cases where it occurs in both eyes. This condition is called bilateral ptosis.

What causes droopy eyelids in babies?

Congenital drooping of the eyelids begins while in the womb. This usually occurs because the muscle holding the eyelid does not develop sufficiently in the womb. This situation can be detected very early. When the baby tries to open his eyes, one eye being dimmer than the other may indicate this problem. This becomes clear with the examination of an expert.

Subsequent drooping of the eyelids is usually caused by the weakening or damage of the eyelid muscles due to external factors. A droopy eyelid may be seen in babies due to a blow to the eye, the presence of a tumor in the eye, or the side effects of drugs used for another reason.

What are the symptoms of droopy eyelids?

  • Hoarseness that can be seen in one or both eyes,
  • The person who has the problem raises his head or eyebrows to see better,
  • Head and neck pain due to these movements,
  • Eye dryness and tearing,
  • Lazy eye due to the advanced level of droopy eyelid experienced in one eye is one of the symptoms of droopy eyelids.

How to treat droopy eyelids in babies?

In these cases, the treatment option varies individually. All these factors, such as the presence of droopy eyelids in both eyes, whether the problem is congenital or acquired, whether a blow was taken, the level of hoarseness, and the strength of the eyelid muscle, are brought together and evaluated. If vision is not sufficiently affected and the age is young, its progress is monitored with intermittent examinations. In the meantime, let’s answer the question of whether droopy eyelids in babies go away on their own. Yes, the progression of miscarriage may stop in some cases after a while.

If the level of drooping of the eyelid does not affect vision, some special glasses and drops may be prescribed to stop its progression or to relieve vision. Surgical intervention is not recommended at young ages. If the lid is gradually falling off in advancing ages, the eyelid lift operation can be performed when it comes to adulthood.

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