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How is congenital ptosis in an infant treated?

Congenital ptosis or drooping of an eyelid from birth can be visually significant when it impairs visual development in the brain. The ophthalmologist should look at how the vision is developing. If the eye's vision is not developing like the fellow eye or the eye is developing significant astigmatism, many doctors would recommend surgery to elevate the eyelid. This surgery may occur in infancy or childhood depending on the severity of the findings.

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