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What is ptosis?

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Dr. John Park
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Ptosis = a falling

Ptosis is a greek word that means 'a falling'.
Without anatomic context, by itself the word means nothing. For example, blepharoptosis is sagging of the upper eyelid edge (not excess skin hanging over eyelid), breast ptosis is self explanatory, gastroptosis refers to a sagging stomach, neprhoptosis is a sagging kidney, and visceroptosis is ptosis of any other visceral organ.

In brief: Ptosis = a falling

Ptosis is a greek word that means 'a falling'.
Without anatomic context, by itself the word means nothing. For example, blepharoptosis is sagging of the upper eyelid edge (not excess skin hanging over eyelid), breast ptosis is self explanatory, gastroptosis refers to a sagging stomach, neprhoptosis is a sagging kidney, and visceroptosis is ptosis of any other visceral organ.
Dr. John Park
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Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Droopy eye lid

Ptosis is when your upper or lower eye lid droops/falls.

In brief: Droopy eye lid

Ptosis is when your upper or lower eye lid droops/falls.
Dr. Francine Yep
Dr. Francine Yep
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