Can Eye Drops Help Fix Droopy Eye Lids?

We want to look our best and that includes the appearance of our eyes. Problems like droopy eyelids can cause you to feel less confident and can in some cases even interfere with your vision. At Eye Wellness Center in Bellaire, TX, we want to help our patients better understand these types of issues, and what treatment options are available. Keep reading to learn more.

What Causes Droopy Eyelids (Ptosis)?

Eyelids can begin to droop when the skin around the eyes starts losing elasticity. This often happens as we age. If eyelids droop to the point of covering the pupil, it can interfere with your vision. This can also be a problem for the lower lids as well. The skin of the lower lids is very thin and as fat collects under this skin it can cause the lids to bulge and sag.

There are a few other causes of droopy eyelids as well. These can include:

  • weakening eye muscles
  • trauma to the eyelid
  • complications of cataract surgery
  • eye tumors


Droopy eyelids can be treated with surgery. During this procedure, fat and muscle will be removed from the area and the skin will be tightened.

There is also another option available now at your neuro-optometrist. A prescription eye drop has been approved for use for this condition. These eye drops activate the tissue around the eyes, helping to shrink the sagging skin. Patients are having great results with this new treatment.

To find out if you are a good candidate for this medication, you will need to schedule an appointment with your eye doctor.

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If you would like to learn more about eye drops for droopy eyelids or any of our other services, please contact us at Eye Wellness Center, serving Bellaire, TX, and the surrounding areas.