Ptosis

Common Name(s)

Ptosis

Ptosis is a term used to describe excessive drooping of a person’s eyelid(s). This usually occurs due to weakness in the muscles elevating eyelid or due to an underlying injury to specific nerves or parts of the brain. Ptosis can lead to tearing and damaged vision. This condition can be diagnosed through a thorough physical examination. Treatment for the condition depends on the severity as well as the underlying condition. Eyelid lift surgery can fix the appearance of the lid, and in more severe cases surgery may also be needed to correct damaged vision. Some infants are born with ptosis, and in this case, or in the case of children that develop ptosis, surgery may need to be done to prevent them from having a lazy eye.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Ptosis" returned 217 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Unmasking Ptosis in Both Eyes.
 

Author(s): Sunil Kumar, Vijay K Sharma

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2017 Jul;377(1):e1.

 

Last Updated: 5 Jul 2017

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Bilateral ptosis as first presentation of cytophagic histiocytic panniculitis: a case report.
 

Author(s): Wang Liao, Songhua Xiao, Juanjuan Yong, Shengnuo Fan, Wenli Fang, Yuqiu Zheng, Jun Liu

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Cytophagic histiocytic panniculitis (CHP) is a rare form of nodular panniculitis that may progress to panniculitis-like T-cell lymphoma. We report a case of CHP that first manifested as bilateral ptosis, which is the first reported case of this presentation.

Last Updated: 1 Jul 2017

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Diagnostic value of repeated ice tests in the evaluation of ptosis in myasthenia gravis.
 

Author(s): Jun Young Park, Hee Kyung Yang, Jeong-Min Hwang

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Twenty-six patients with ptosis related to Myasthenia gravis (MG) and 38 controls with ptosis other than MG were included. All patients were tested with the ice test 2 times on separate days in the afternoon. The margin reflex distance (MRD) was measured before and immediately after ...

Last Updated: 31 May 2017

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The terms "Ptosis" returned 7 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Ptosis in rare muscle and neuromuscular junction disorders: A literature review and diagnostic flowchart].
 

Author(s): T N Brignol, J A Urtizberea

Journal: J Fr Ophtalmol. 2015 Dec;38(10):e253-4.

 

Last Updated: 17 Dec 2015

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[Vincristine-induced unilateral ptosis: case report and review of the literature].
 

Author(s): B Batta, F Trechot, V Cloché, J-L George, K Angioi

Journal: J Fr Ophtalmol. 2013 Oct;36(8):683-6.

 

We report the case of a 31-month-old girl, treated by the ifosfamide-vincristine-actinomycin chemotherapy protocol for vaginal rhabdomyosarcoma, who developed a unilateral left ptosis on day 36 of chemotherapy, i.e. 7 days after the fifth vincristine dose (1.5mg/m(2) or 0.90 mg). ...

Last Updated: 8 Oct 2013

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[Oculopalpebral and facial synkinesis associated with ptosis: epidemiological, clinical, and therapeutic features].
 

Author(s): N Ben Rayana, F Ben Hadj Hamida, F Touzani, N Chahed, L Knani, F Krifa, S Yakoubi, H Mahjoub

Journal: J Fr Ophtalmol. 2011 Feb;34(2):95-107.

 

Synkinetic movements of the upper eyelids may be noted in association with movements of either extraocular muscles or other muscles of the face. Patients with oculopalpebral or facial-palpebral synkinesis may also have ptosis of the involved eyelid. The clinical and therapeutic features ...

Last Updated: 21 Feb 2011

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Apical Suspension Repair for Vault Prolapse In a Three-Arm Randomized Trial Design
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Visceral Prolapse

 

Last Updated: 24 Mar 2017

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the Indications and Clinical Efficacy of Pelvic Organ Prolapse Surgery
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Pelvic Organ Prolapse

 

Last Updated: 21 May 2017

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Ambulatory Prolapse Surgery
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Genital Prolapse; Vaginal Floor Prolapse

 

Last Updated: 8 Aug 2017

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