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

Transient traumatic isolated neurogenic ptosis after a mild head trauma: a case report.
 

Author(s): Guichen Li, Yang Zhang, Xiaobo Zhu, Kun Hou

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Transient traumatic isolated neurogenic ptosis (TTINP) is a sporadically reported rare entity. However, to the best of our knowledge, nearly all the reported cases are either secondary to direct periorbital trauma or surgery. We would like to report on a case of TTINP with countre-coup ...

Last Updated: 9 Nov 2015

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IMAGES IN CLINICAL MEDICINE. Ptosis after Swimming in the Red Sea.
 

Author(s): Wolf A Lagrèze, Matthias Schaber

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2015 Sep;373(12):1153.

 

Last Updated: 17 Sep 2015

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Novel FOXL2 mutations in two Chinese families with blepharophimosis-ptosis-epicanthus inversus syndrome.
 

Author(s): Min Xue, Jie Zheng, Qing Zhou, J Fielding Hejtmancik, Yuan Wang, Shouling Li

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Blepharophimosis-ptosis-epicanthus inversus syndrome (BPES) is a rare autosomal dominant disease. Mutations in the forkhead box L2 (FOXL2) gene cause two types of BPES distinguished by the presence (type I) and absence (type II) of premature ovarian failure (POF). The purpose of this ...

Last Updated: 1 Sep 2015

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

[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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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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Investigation to Minimize Prolapse Recurrence of the Vagina Using Estrogen
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Pelvic Organ Prolapse; Urogenital Prolapse; Vaginal Vault Prolapse; Cystocele; Uterine Prolapse; Vaginal Prolapse; Pelvic Floor Disorders

 

Last Updated: 10 May 2016

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Last Updated: 4 Jan 2013

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