Ptosis is dropping of the upper eyelid. The lid may droop only slightly or it may cover the pupil entirely.  

In some cases ptosis can restrict and even block normal vision.  Ptosis can cause amblyopia (lazy eye) and if left untreated can lead to a permanent deterioration in vision.


  • In children, ptosis is usually the result of a weak Superior rectus muscle, which lifts the eyelid (See Anatomical Drawing Below)


  • In adults, ptosis is commonly due to a separation of the levator muscle from the eyelid as a result of aging, cataract surgery, an injury or an eye tumor. 

Dx:  Rothbarts Foot

  • Functional Ptosis

Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy (which incorporates proprioceptive stimulation) has proven to be a safe, natural and effective therapy for reversing ptosis; and which, in many cases, eliminates the need 
for surgical intervention (See Photo below).

Ptosis - What is it and how it can be naturally treated

Protocol for Taking Photos:

  • (1) Camera mounted on tripod
  • (2) Patient instructed to stand relaxed and look straight forward.  Pre Stimulation photo is taken.
  • (3) Without the patient moving, the proprioceptive insoles are placed underneath the patient's feet.
  • (4) Patient flexes the knees 5-6 times, each time placing weight over the ball of the foot.  This maneuver activates the proprioceptive stimulation.
  • (5) Patient instructed to stand relaxed and look straight forward.  Second (Post Stimulation) photo is taken.