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Is ptosis from a brain disease?
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Dr. Gregory Vipond
Facial Plastic Surgery
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In brief: Causes of ptosis
Eyelid ptosis, or drooping eyelid, has a number of possible causes.
The most common cause of ptosis that is seen as part of the aging process is called involutional ptosis and is due to the stretching of the muscle fibers that lift the eyelid. Eyelid ptosis may also be caused by brain conditions such as stroke, tumors, or blood vessel irregularities, but this are not as common.

In brief: Causes of ptosis
Eyelid ptosis, or drooping eyelid, has a number of possible causes.
The most common cause of ptosis that is seen as part of the aging process is called involutional ptosis and is due to the stretching of the muscle fibers that lift the eyelid. Eyelid ptosis may also be caused by brain conditions such as stroke, tumors, or blood vessel irregularities, but this are not as common.
Dr. Gregory Vipond
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Dr. Brock Ridenour
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Many causes
In adults, the most common cause of ptosis is the separation or stretching of the levator muscle tendon from the eyelid.
This process may occur as a result of aging, after cataract surgery or other eye surgery, or as a result of an injury. Other causes include myasthenia gravis, muscular disease, lung tumors and problems with the brain including stroke, tumor and aneurysm.

In brief: Many causes
In adults, the most common cause of ptosis is the separation or stretching of the levator muscle tendon from the eyelid.
This process may occur as a result of aging, after cataract surgery or other eye surgery, or as a result of an injury. Other causes include myasthenia gravis, muscular disease, lung tumors and problems with the brain including stroke, tumor and aneurysm.
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Dr. Azita Madjidi
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: What ptosis?
Do you mean eyelid ptosis? Breast ptosis, ? Etc? If you mean eyelid ptosis, brain is not usually the cause.
Nerves can be involved as well as muscle, and congenital malformations.

In brief: What ptosis?
Do you mean eyelid ptosis? Breast ptosis, ? Etc? If you mean eyelid ptosis, brain is not usually the cause.
Nerves can be involved as well as muscle, and congenital malformations.
Dr. Azita Madjidi
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