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Drooping Eyelid (Definition)
Ptosis is a symptom in which a person has drooping of one or both eyelids. Drooping can be temporary or permanent, and be caused by muscle weakness, nerve damage, eyelid damage, etc
Ptosis: Drooping eyelids that are symmetrical usually are not dangerous and can be caused by weakness of eyelid elevating muscles or just age. However, might be an indicator of neurological or brain problem. Should see eye md asap to diagnose and recommend treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Have drooping eyelids if the blood test is positive for myasthenia gravis does that mean surgery is not an option?
Treat the myasthenia: Treat the myasthenia first for at least 6 months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: There are many reasons for droop of the lid. First is this recent or a slow evolution of long standing? Your ophthalmologist can help discover why it droops. Treatment is only necessary if it is persistent and a health or cosmetic problem. If you are not bothered by it and have no other symptoms, then you can ignore your brother. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Internet: I have seen small adhesive pieces for sale on the internet that you can attach to the upper eyelid. Of course, you have to remove and replace them each day. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Find cause first: See your opthalamologist first to establish a diagnosis and determine the cause. This may be one of the first indications of a serious underlying diseased. In most instances it is generally due to aging and repair will depend on the severity with some requiring a tuck of the muscle and other procedures reattaching the muscle. When the muscle has failed altogether, other muscles may be used. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How common is ptosis when using purtox? I'm thinking about having some purtox injections done, and i was wondering if ptosis was common with this drug? I don't want to have a drooping eyelid problem while i'm on vacation.
This : This depends on the technique and the areas treated. Ptosis generally occurs when the product reaches the levator muscles of the upper eyelid. This can occur when attempting to inject the frown lines or the forehead. In many instances, this occurs when individuals request complete eradication of wrinkles or lines requiring greater than average doses. It is less likely with lower doses and introducing more than 2 cm (a fingerbreadth or more) above the eyebrow with multiple concentrated lower volume injections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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