Ptosis is a term that refers to the weakness of the eyelid muscle which causes the eyelid to sink down and often cover the pupil. It can be treated with a strengthening procedure to the eyelid muscle, which widens the opening of the eye. It can be combined with a blepharoplasty which will remove the droopy skin and fat on the eyelid. These procedures may be covered by insurance if the side vision is severely affected. Both procedures can be done in an office setting with numbing medicine in under 30 minutes. Patients can then go home and relax, while placing ice on the eyelids and sleeping on a few pillows at bedtime to keep the swelling down.