Ptosis is the medical term for droopy eyelid. Drooping of the upper eyelid(s) can cause a reduction in the superior (upper) field of vision. Children can be born with ptosis, while adults develop ptosis as a result of aging, trauma, prior surgery, or long term contact lens
use. There are various methods of correcting ptosis depending on the type, degree, and severity of ptosis. Recovery from ptosis surgery is usually quite rapid, and patients find themselves returning back to work within a few days.