Treatment for congenital ptosis is usually surgery to attach the levator muscle to the muscles of the brow. All children who have a fall, whether they have undergone surgery or not, should have regular eye examinations to check for problems that may occur.
Treatment for acquired ptosis depends on its cause. If ptosis is the result of muscle or nerve disease, the doctor will first treat the disease. If the cause is a tumor, it can sometimes be removed. If the ptosis is simply due to the normal aging process, the oculoplastic surgeon may recommend surgery to reduce the levator muscle or remove the extra skin that weighs down the eyelid.