The most obvious sign of ptosis is drooping of the upper eyelids. This can be in just one eye, or it may affect both eyes.
Depending on how severely the lid droops, people with ptosis may have difficulty keeping their eyes open, may feel eye strain and eyebrow ache from the increased effort to raise the lids, or fatigue when reading.
At its most severe, ptosis can obstruct one’s vision as the upper eyelid sags so much that it begins to cover the pupil. Many people with severe ptosis find themselves tilting their heads backwards to see from under the eyelid. Ptosis generally gives the face a tired or severe appearance.
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