About acquired blepharoptosis (low-lying lids)

A common eyelid disorder that can impact adults of all ages, not just those over age 50 1,2

  • Can make eyes appear tired/sleepy/droopy, or make one eyelid visibly lower than the other
  • May cause vision impairment, interfering with day-to-day functions (reading, driving, computer use)

Actual patient image courtesy of Dr. Robert Schwarcz.

Why it’s important to check patients’ eyelids and start a dialogue

Patients may not bring up concerns about low-lying lids because they:

  • May hesitate to bring up an “appearance” concern
  • Do not know the cause may be a medical condition
  • May think there are no topical prescription treatment options