Category: Eyelid Disorders, Eyelid Surgery

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

What causes droopy eyelids?

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 … Read more

What Is This Lump/Bump on My Eyelid?


Most eyelid bumps and lumps are harmless, but there’s no surefire way to know that without having a doctor check them out. In this post, Dr. Michael McCracken of McCracken Eye and Face Institute offers a basic primer of the most common types of eyelid bumps; he also explains when to have a lump or bump checked out by an eye doctor.

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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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