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Is congenital ptosis of the eyelid a dominate trait or is it a recessive trait?

Dominant trait. Blepharoptosis can be familial, transmitted as a dominant trait. Read more...
Congenital ptosis. Although some cases of congenital ptosis (CP) have been mapped to certain abnormal genes and display autosomal dominant genetics (50% chance of passing to child), the vast majority of cases are sporadic. There are only 2 large studies on the incidence of cp, the risk of a child being born with CP is 1:552 - 1:842 live births. Read more...

My hands feet and leg muscles lock it has happened for as long as I can remember its worse in colder weather. I also have congenital ptosis and wore brases on my legs to help me walk I also had therapy I have been getting worse as I gotten older I will b

Get a physical. Sounds like your muscles have too much tone. This spasticity or cramping could be part of the same condition you had when you were a child. But you also may have an electrolyte abnormality or vitamin deficiency that can be easily corrected with nutritional supplements. Your thyroid hormone level could also be a cause. Some bloodwork should sort that out. Good luck! Read more...

5 mo old son has congenital ptosis. Eye doc says maybe surgery needed. Chiropractor thinks he can help. What is best option for managemetn?

I would follow. the eye doctor's advise, not the chiropracter. It would be reasonable to get another opinion from another ophthalmologist, preferably a pediatric ophthalmologist. I'm not suggesting rushing off to surgery, but exploring options from proper medical channels. Read more...

I'm diagnosed with congenital ptosis. I went through 3 surgeries. After my surgery, I have severe dry eyes and squint eye. I can't look straight.

Second opinion. It would be worthwhile to seek out a second opinion about these problems after ptosis surgery. Dryness can occur possibly because of an incomplete blink / closure, or the lids coming open at night. Aggressive use of preservative-free artificial tears and lubricating eye ointment at night may help. I am unsure as to why there would be ocular misalignment after this, so that needs to be evaluated. Read more...
Dry eye? You may have always had dry eyes. With a ptosis, the dryness could have been masked. Now that the eyes are more open and exposed, the eyes could be drying up more easily. There are many etiologies for dry eyes. Consider seeing an eye md for work-up and treatment. Read more...