How are your child's eyes?

An eyelid almost completely covers an eye

An eyelid almost completely covers an eye (ptosis)

Eyelid asymmetry is relatively common in the general population, with perfect symmetry rarely being found in nature. The fact that one eyelid partially or completely covers the pupil (the visual axis) can lead to an asymmetry of visual development between the two eyes, the partially or completely covered eye being impaired.

In addition, the eye with ptosis may have more marked astigmatism, which is why the visual development of both eyes should always be monitored in this situation. We recommend that you make an appointment for your child with an ophthalmologist.