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What causes droopy eyelids?

What Causes Droopy Eyelids? (And How to Fix Them)

What is Ptosis? Ptosis, also known as droopy eyelids, occurs when one’s upper eyelid droops down on or over the eye. Droopy eyelids can be caused by natural aging, trauma, or several other medical conditions. This can occur in one or both eyelids and can impact one’s sight. For those with droopy eyelids that sag … Continue reading

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Medical Conditions that Can Cause Ptosis

Denver Facial plastic surgeon Dr. Michael McCracken commonly treats a condition known as ptosis, or eyelid drooping. Ptosis can affect one or both eyes and may block or greatly reduce vision. Ptosis is common in seniors, because the natural aging process causes the muscles that lift and lower the eyelid to relax and stretch. However, not all cases of ptosis are age-related. Sometimes ptosis can be a sign of an underlying medical condition, such as the following:

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