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Ptosis (Drooping Eyelid)
Understanding eye related symptoms and features
Symptoms may affect multiple parts of the body. Understanding which part of the body a symptom affects can help us to better understand the potential underlying causes of a symptom, including a rare disease or genetic syndrome.
The eye is a part of the ocular and visual systems of the body. The ocular system includes the eye and its central vision system (cornea, lens, eye fluids), all of the parts which make vision possible.
Symptoms affecting the eyes may be congenital, present at birth, or they may develop later in life. Sometimes surgery may be an option to correct them.
Symptoms relating to the eyes may affect their structure and function including their ability to see, other times they may simply affect the shape or appearance of the eye without any impact on vision.
What is Ptosis (drooping eyelid)?
When the upper eyelid is 3mm or lower than usual and covers the iris or part of the pupil. This creates what may also be referred to as a drooping eyelid.
What should I do next?
In some instances, a drooping eyelid may be one of the features of a rare disease or genetic syndrome. In this case, fast, targeted genetic analysis can give you a more accurate diagnosis.
Eyelid ptosis, Blepharoptosis, Drooping upper eyelid, Eye drop
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