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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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I have a drooping eyelid and a tingling neck. What is wrong with me?

I have a drooping eyelid and a tingling neck. What is wrong with me?

Numbing droppy eye: Both symptoms are indicative of a facial/neck neuropathy. This needs an immediate evaluation by the ER or a neurologist. It may be a minor stroke, pinched nerve, infection etc. See a professional right away. ...Read more

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If ptosis do I have omg?

If ptosis do I have omg?

It's possible: Ocular myasthenia gravis does cause ptosis, which usually gets worse as the day progresses and may wax and wane. However, there are many causes for drooping eyelids that are more common. An ophthalmologist can diagnose the cause for you. ...Read more

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How come I have ptosis, but nobody else in the family has it?

How come I have ptosis, but nobody else in the family has it?

Rarely inherited: Most ptosis of the eyelids, which i assume is what you are referring to, is either a birth defect, or an acquired condition due to trauma, muscular disease or age related skin laxity. Few of these are inherited so most ptosis occurs in a given individual (you in this case) and your relatives are likely to be fine. ...Read more

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What are ptosis & anisometropia?

What are ptosis & anisometropia?

See below: Ptosis in reference to the eye means a drooping eyelid. This can be from a variety of causes. Anisometropia refers to a significant difference in the prescription of the two eyes. A large difference between the two can lead to problems using the two eyes together if it is not corrected. ...Read more

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Is it advisable to go for revisional ptosis surgeyru?

Is it advisable to go for revisional ptosis surgeyru?

Depends : It depends which kind of ptosis you refer to. There is eyelid or breast ptosis are the most common ones. Sometimes ptosis surgery needs to be repeated because of the eyes are uneven or because it recurred . In either of cases it is appropriate to do it, if sufficient time has gone by. ...Read more

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Ptosis what can my doctor do to treat my ptosis.?

Ptosis what can my doctor do to treat my ptosis.?

Diagnosis, surgery: Ptosis is a droop of one or both of the lids from dysfunction of the levator muscle which is elevator of the lid. Different than droop from redundant upper lid skin. Your ophthalmologist will determine the cause and may treat that with medication or if simply muscle failure, can do a straightforward procedure to elevate the lid by various methods depending upon the degree. ...Read more

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Any cure for congenital ptosis? What should I do?

Any cure for congenital ptosis? What should I do?

Surgery: You should see an ophthalmologist for treatment. You can have surgery to improve the ptosis. ...Read more

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Should I be tested for myasthenia gravis if ptosis?

Should I be tested for myasthenia gravis if ptosis?

Not always.: There are more common causes of ptosis .Your doctor will diagnose myasthenia gravis on the basis of your history, examinations and with these first two steps most common causes will be dainosed and treated.For myasthenia gravis you will have lot more specific symptoms like generalised weakness, onset of these weakness later in the day and soforth.Of course, your doctor will confirm the diagnosis with. ...Read more

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What is the dangerous and treatment of kidney ptosis ?

What is the dangerous and treatment of kidney ptosis
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Repeat the question: Kidneys cannot have ptosis (that is drooping of your eyelid). Check your information and correct it and post your question again. ...Read more

Dr. John Park
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Drooping Eyelid (Definition)

Drooping eyelid (ptosis or blepharoptosis) = border of the upper eyelid sags ...Read more