Ptosis (Drooping Eyelid) Treatments and Surgery

Ptosis (pronounced toe-sys) is a droopy upper eyelid, which can happen in one or both eyes.

By Andrew Hatfield
Updated: 12th June 2023

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Ptosis is different to excessive skin above the upper eyelids. If you are concerned about the cosmetic appearance of your eye lids you can book a consultation with one of our plastic and reconstructive surgeons to discuss blepharoplasty.

If you are concerned about a droopy eye lid you can ask book to see one of our Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeons privately without any long delays and at a time to suit you.

What causes Ptosis?

Ptosis is usually age-related and develops slowly, it is where the edge of your upper lid droops down over your eye. Surgery may be needed if the edge of the lid drops so much your vision is affected.

What treatments are available for Ptosis?

Our consultants offer a wide range of Ptosis treatments including:

Which consultants specialise in Ptosis?

Consultants who treat Ptosis are:

Professor S Kaye

All our Consultant Ophthalmologists are registered on the GMC Specialist Register and are members of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.

Want to be seen privately?

Whether you have medical insurance or decide to fund your care yourself, we deliver the very best of healthcare in a friendly and safe environment.

You will be offered an appointment at the earliest convenient date for you.

For information about booking appointment you can contact us on 01744 746 425 or

Our Consultant Ophthalmic (eye) surgeons provide private ophthalmology services, tailored to individual needs in fully equipped clean examination rooms.

The information on this page is for reference only and has been reviewed by appropriate medical or clinical professionals. The information contained on this page should not be a substitute for professional medical advice nor is it intended to be for medical diagnosis or treatment.