Yes, children can get ptosis. Ptosis, the medical condition characterised by a sagging or drooping upper eyelid, can affect infants and children. Children may have it in one or both eyelids, and it may be congenital (i.e., present at birth or within the first year) or acquired.
Pediatric ptosis treatment may entail surgery. If the drooping eyelids are not significantly affecting a child’s vision, pediatric ptosis surgery may be deferred until the child has grown older and bigger. The doctor may also prescribe other treatments as necessary, e.g., an eye patch to strengthen the weaker eye, pediatric ortho-k for myopia or phakic intraocular lens implantation to resolve other refractive errors.
Gulf Family Clinic is a leading Dubai eye clinic providing specialised eye care, vision correction and other pediatric treatment services for more than 20 years. If you suspect your child has ptosis, book a consultation for proper diagnosis and treatment.