Drooping of upper eye lid of one or both eyes is called as ptosis. It obstructs the vision as sufferer is not able to open the eyes normally. It can affect both children and adults.

Causes of Ptosis

  • Due to ageing process
  • After cataract surgery or other eye surgeries
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Weakness of levator eye muscle
  • Any neurological disease

Symptoms of Ptosis

  • Difficulty to open eye
  • Photophobia
  • Strained eyes
  • Double vision is also seen sometimes

Do’s and Don’ts in Ptosis

  • Avoid fast food and junk food
  • Clear the bowels
  • Avoid refrigerated and packaged foods
  • Do regular yoga and pranayam

Home Remedies for Ptosis

  • Do mild massage over closed eye lids with same oil and also head massage
  • Put 2 drops of cow ghee at bed time

Ayurvedic treatment of Ptosis

It is a disease due to vata disturbance in the body. Shirodhara,Tharpana, nasya and Nethradhara procedures are done with vata pacifying drugs. Yoga and pranayam helps in faster recovery. The procedures are done for 15-20 days regularly along with oral medicines. Ptosis disease can be cured with ayurvedic treatment if diagnosed and treated timely.