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Pediatric Ptosis

What is ptosis?

Ptosis describes drooping of one or both eyelids and can be congenital (present at birth) or acquired. If left untreated, ptosis and other eyelid problems can cause:

  • “Lazy eye” (amblyopia): Inability of one eye to see well (in spite of glasses or other means)
  • Eyesight problems such as astigmatism (poor eyesight caused by irregular eye shape)
  • Permanent disfigurement 

Learn more about our Ophthalmology program at Children’s National Hospital.

Children's Team

Children's Team

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William Madigan

William Madigan

Division Chief, Ophthalmology
Chairman, Pediatric Ophthalmology Fellowship Program
Departments

Departments

Ophthalmology

Our specialized pediatric ophthalmologists are experts at recognizing and treating complex eye conditions in infants and children.

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