Yes. If ptosis is detected through a vision screening with a photoscreener such as iScreen Vision or another vision screening method, then children should visit a pediatric ophthalmologist for a full evaluation so that appropriate treatment can begin. If the ptosis is causing astigmatism or amblyopia, then your ophthalmologist may prescribe glasses or have the child wear a patch to strengthen their weak eye. Surgery may be required if a droopy eyelid is blocking a child’s vision. A child’s eyelid can be elevated through various methods, such as contraction of the frontalis muscle in the forehead.
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