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 150 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Fluctuating ptosis as the presenting symptom of spontaneous liquoral hypotension syndrome].
 

Author(s): Marta González-Sánchez, Lucía Llorente-Ayuso, Roberto López-Blanco, Carlos Pablo de Fuenmayor-Fernández de la Hoz, Jaime Díaz-Guzmán

Journal: Rev Neurol. 2014 May;58(9):429-30.

 

Last Updated: 29 Apr 2014

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Novel occurrence of axenfeld: Rieger syndrome in a patient with blepharophimosis ptosis epicanthus inversus syndrome.
 

Author(s): Bhavin M Shah, Tanuj Dada, Anita Panda, Mukesh Tanwar, Shibal Bhartiya, Rima Dada

Journal: Indian J Ophthalmol. 2014 Mar;62(3):358-60.

 

Blepharophimosis ptosis epicanthus inversus syndrome (BPES) is a complex eyelid malformation characterized by the classical tetrad of blepharophimosis, telecanthus, ptosis, and epicanthus inversus. It has been reported to be associated with other ocular anomalies such as euryblepharon, ...

Last Updated: 11 Apr 2014

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The psychological well-being and appearance concerns of patients presenting with ptosis.
 

Author(s): H S Richards, E Jenkinson, N Rumsey, P White, H Garrott, H Herbert, F Kalapesi, R A Harrad

Journal: Eye (Lond). 2014 Mar;28(3):296-302.

 

Ptosis affects both the function and appearance of the eyes and face, because of drooping of the eyelids. Previous research has focused on functional impairment; however, similar appearance altering eye conditions have been demonstrated to have major impacts on psychosocial functioning.

Last Updated: 13 Mar 2014

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The terms "Ptosis" returned 6 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[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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[Surgical treatment of acquired myogenic eyelid ptosis].
 

Author(s): E M Becerra, G Blanco, Y Muiños, C Bianciotto

Journal: Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol. 2005 Jun;80(6):359-64.

 

To report the surgical outcome of aponeurosis surgery in patients with acquired myogenic eyelid ptosis and describe surgical guidelines for their correction.

Last Updated: 29 Jun 2005

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The use of apraclonidine eyedrops to treat ptosis after the administration of botulinum toxin to the upper face.
 

Author(s): Noah Scheinfeld

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A side effect of the injection of botulinum toxin into the upper third of the face is ptosis or lid droop. A therapy recommended to treat ptosis resulting from administration of botulinum toxins A and B is Iopidine (apraclonidine 0.5 %) eye drops. Apraclonidine is an alpha2-adrenergic ...

Last Updated: 7 Mar 2005

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Last Updated: 2 Feb 2009

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Preoperative and Intraoperative Factors Related to the Development of Ptosis After Retinal Surgery
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Development of Ptosis After Vitreo-retinal Surgery

 

Last Updated: 17 Oct 2014

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Last Updated: 4 Jan 2013

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