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Our Approach to Treating


Ptosis, also called droopy eyelid, is a condition that can be present at birth, or it may occur due to illness or age. Because the eyelid droops, ptosis can affect your ability to see. It can also affect confidence in your appearance.

At NYU Langone, our highly trained ophthalmologists work with our oculoplastic specialists—ophthalmologists specially trained in plastic surgery relating to the eyes—to diagnose and treat people with ptosis. Doctors and surgeons offer the latest treatment techniques to restore your eyelid function, improve your vision, and increase your self-confidence.

Treatment for Ptosis

Our doctors treat ptosis with surgery that addresses both the functional and cosmetic issues that can arise as a result of this condition. There are several types of surgery, and our expertly trained eye surgeons determine which is right for you. Children with ptosis receive treatment through Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone.

Our Research and Education in Ptosis

Learn more about our research and professional education opportunities.