Eyelid hooding is a condition in which the upper eyelid droops over the eye. The degree at which the eyelid droops varies from patient to patient and may just droop slightly, only causing a cosmetic frustration, or it may droop enough to cover the pupil of the eye, resulting in blocked vision.
Eyelid hooding can happen:
1. At Birth – Some children are born with eyelid hooding, and when this happens, it is medically called congenital ptosis and can be the result of problems with the muscle in the eyelid that lifts the eyelid.
2. As A Result Of Age – As we age, the muscles in the eyelid begin to weaken, and the skin begins to lose elasticity. When this happens, the muscle that lifts the eyelid no longer works effectively, leaving men and women with sagging upper eyelids. Whether your sagging eyelids are causing vision troubles or not.
3. Because Of An Injury – Some men and women in experience eyelid hooding due to an injury on or near their eye. If you’ve been hit in the eye, the muscles in your eyelid could be damaged, resulting in eyelid hooding. Eyelid surgery can restore function and aesthetic appeal by lifting the eyelid to a natural position.
4. Due To Nerve Damage – Another cause of eyelid hooding is nerve damage to the eye. This could be caused by another medical condition like a stroke or a brain injury. If your eyelid hooding is the result of nerve damage.
No matter the cause of your eyelid hooding, don’t wait a second longer to discuss eyelid surgery. You shouldn’t have to deal with this frustrating condition, especially if it is causing vision problems.