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Blepharophimosis, ptosis, epicanthus inversus syndrome, what are these?

Blepharophimosis, ptosis, epicanthus inversus syndrome, what are these?

Congenital formation: Blepharophimosis: The eyelids have grown such that the opening is very tiny between the upper and lower lid. Ptosis: The usual meaning is that the muscle-tendon complex controlling the elevation of the upper eyelid is not maintaining the lift above the pupil, so the upper lid tends to cover the pupil. Epicanthus inversus: The skin fold coming up from below at the inner corner of the eye. Read more

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What is blepharophimosis?

What is blepharophimosis?

Remember deliverance: The young man who played the banjo in the movie, deliverance was a good example. Small eyelids, wide bridge of the nose and droopy eyelids. Read more

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Can you tell me what blepharophimosis is?

Can you tell me what blepharophimosis is?

Blepharophimosis: Blepharophimosis is a condition where the patient has bilateral ptosis (Droopy lids) with reduced lid size, vertically and horizontally. The nasal bridge is flat and there is hypoplastic orbital rim. Both the vertical and horizontal palpebral fissures (eyelid opening) are shortened. Read more

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Can you tell me what blepharophimosis is?

Can you tell me what blepharophimosis is?

Blepharophimosis: Blepharophimosis is a condition where the patient has bilateral ptosis with reduced lid size, vertically and horizontally. The nasal bridge is flat and there is hypoplastic orbital rim. Both the vertical and horizontal palpebral fissures (eyelid opening) are shortened. Vignes (1889) probably first described this entity, a dysplasia of the eyelids. Read more

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Do you know what blepharophimosis is like?

Do you know what blepharophimosis is like?

Blepharophimosis: It is when both eyes are falling (ptosis) & the lids are smaller in size, along with flat nasal bridge. It is believed to be caused by genetic mutations. Read more

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In what way can I tell if I am the only one with blepharophimosis?

You are not: Blepharophimosis is uncommon, perhaps even rare, but you are not the only one with it. Read more

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Blepharophimosis, ptosis, epicanthus inversus. What are they?

Blepharophimosis, ptosis, epicanthus inversus. What are they?

Congenital eyelid pr: These are congenital eyelid deformities. Blepharophemosis includes ptosis thelecanthus and epicanthus inverses. It is autosomal dominant inherited congenital disease of eyelids. Read more

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After blepharophimosis surgery which included silicon slings being implanted to correct ptosis her eyes remain open while sleeping. What can we do?

After blepharophimosis surgery which included silicon slings being implanted to correct ptosis her eyes remain open while sleeping. What can we do?

Call surgeon: Rings may be over correcting and s/he needs to know. Lubricating ointment projects the eye, but correcting the overcorrection is key! Read more

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Will I die from sjögren’s syndrome?

Will I die from sjögren’s syndrome?

No: Sjogren's does give you a somewhat increased risk of malignant lymphoma, and it may run with a disease like lupus or scleroderma which you'd know by now whether or not you have. By itself, sjogren's is a nuisance disease. The most dangerous feature is that maybe 1% of patients get a vasculitis that can cause brain dysfunction that mimics multiple sclerosis. Be alert as it's manageable. Read more

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What causes the dryness in sjögren’s syndrome?

What causes the dryness in sjögren’s syndrome?

Inflammation: Sjogren syndrome is the disease marked by inflammation in the organs producing lubrication - tear glans, salivary glands etc. Those cells that are responsible for secreting lubrication are being constantly destroyed by autoimmune inflammation. Read more

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How do you treat reiter’s syndrome?

How do you treat reiter’s syndrome?

Depends on the cause: Reiter's syndrome is a reactive arthritis that occurs in response to an infection. The infection can be viral or bacterial. The infection tricks the body into producing an immune response against itself. Symptomatic treatments like steroids and anti-inflammatories can help symptoms. However, the underlying autoimmunity requires drugs to suppress the immune response by a rheumatologist. Read more

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What's the outcome of behcet’s syndrome?

What's the outcome of behcet’s syndrome?

Behcet's: Behcet's disease may come and go on its own in periods of flares and remissions. Your doctor works to control any signs and symptoms you experience during flares with medications such as: topical agents to oral steroids to immunosuppressants to interferon. What is the outcome of life? Death....Doesn't mean we stop trying to treat an illness. Read more

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What is the objective of the Asperger"s Syndrome?

What is the objective of the Asperger"s Syndrome?

Huh? AS is an out-: Dated diagnosis subsumed into Autistic Spectrum Disorder in the DSM-V. Deficits in joint attention, facial recognition & Theory of Mind cause impaired social reciprocity/communication & narrow, repetitive areas of interest. If your? Is why it was a preferred diagnosis, one criterion for AS was an IQ of 70 or >, in the normal range. The myth was that everyone with AS had an above-average IQ. Read more

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What is behcet’s syndrome? Why is it such a big deal?

What is behcet’s syndrome? Why is it such a big deal?

Inflamation: Bchecet syndrome is a rare disorder that leads to chonic inflamation of the blood vessels of the entire body. The symptoms can come and go. Areas effected include, eyes, skin, joints, digestive tract. If the inflamation is left untreated it can lead to permanent damage to the organs involved. If you have this, and have not consulted a rheumatologist, you should. Read more

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How can I find out if my child has asperger’s syndrome

How can I find out if my child has asperger’s syndrome

Aspergers: Seek out a licensed psychologist who is familiar with the spectrum. Here is a video on assessment http://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=g7ke5d_115e and here is my take on asperger's. http://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=xg1ngp1ngds. Read more

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When is it good to look for help for my child with asperger’s syndrome?

When is it good to look for help for my child with asperger’s syndrome?

ASAP: There is ample research demonstrating that the earlier therapeutic intervention is initiated, the better the results. Read more

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