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Dr. John Park
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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 ...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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Ptosis surgery, is it worth the risk?

Ptosis surgery, is it worth the risk?

See Ophthalmologist: Oculoplastic surgeon (ophthalmology sub specialty) should evaluate. Important factors include whether it is eyelid or brow ptosis or combination. Cosmetic or functional (blocking the pupil) is another criteria. One side or both is a factor. Underlying causes and general medical condition should be checked. ...Read more

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Is it rare for children to have ptosis?

Is it rare for children to have ptosis?

Ptosid.: Ptosis in children is usually congenital. It can however occur in other circumstances and if it is new it needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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How effective are the ptosis "crutch" glasses?

How effective are the ptosis "crutch" glasses?

Somewhat effective: These elevate the lid and allow the eye to be opened. They do interfere with normal blinking and some find them less than tolerable. But others do not mind this and it does prevent the need for surgery. ...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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How many years can you go without having Ptosis surgery again?

How many years can you go without having Ptosis surgery again?

Ptosis: Ptosis usually refers to drooping or sagging of tissue or a particular structure, and is not a diagnosis in itself. However, I am assuming you are talking about your eyelids, in which case, would probably depend on when it restricts your visual field of view. Most issues involving Ptosis of a structure are going to be more quality of life issues, and the individual is the one who determines when. ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
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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