Upneeq is the only FDA-approved prescription eyedrop for acquired ptosis (low-lying lids) that lifts your upper eyelids to open your eyes. Acquired ptosis (low-lying lids) is a common medical condition that:
Can develop later in life
Affects adults of all ages, but occurs more often with increased age
Usually occurs when the muscles in the eyelid stretch and weaken, causing the upper eyelid to droop
May be caused by other issues, such as cataract surgery, contact lens wear, or an underlying medical condition. It could also be a sign of a more serious medical condition.
Acquired ptosis can lead to vision impairment. Low-lying eyelid(s) can affect eyesight by not only blocking your vision, but also by reducing field of vision, which may interfere with day-to-day functions such as:
Looking up without the need to tilt your head back