Congenital ptosis treated in early adulthood for young male
*Treatment results may vary
People suffering from congenital ptosis can expect more than one surgery in their lifetime. Children with congenital ptosis are often treated before the age of 5 to ensure proper vision development. Depending on the individual, another surgery is needed in early adulthood to middle age as the levator muscle that lifts the eyelid may have stretched or weakened with time. Another surgery may be needed in later years as age-related stretching of the levator muscle causes gradual drooping.