Droopy Eyelids (Ptosis)
Individuals who have "droopy" eyelids have a condition called "ptosis" (pronounced "toe-sis"). This occurs when the tiny muscle that lifts the eyelid becomes weak or slack, causing the upper eyelid to hang too low over the eye. People can be born with ptosis or acquire it later in life. It typically impairs vision. In order to see better, people with ptosis sometimes lean their head back, raise their eyebrows or physically lift the lid with their finger.