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

Refractive error characteristics in patients with congenital blepharoptosis before and after ptosis repair surgery.
 

Author(s): Ji-Sun Paik, Su-Ah Kim, Shin Hae Park, Suk-Woo Yang

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We examined the effect of surgical repair on the pattern of refractive errors in Korean patients with congenital blepharoptosis.

Last Updated: 8 Oct 2016

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Ptosis and paralysis of elevation after sub-tenon anesthesia in the medial canthus.
 

Author(s): Fatma Mghaieth, Rim Bouraoui, Nibrass Chaker, Mejda Bouladi, Monika Bukta, Leila El Matri

Journal: Tunis Med. 2016 Jan;94(1):80.

 

Last Updated: 16 Aug 2016

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A trigger-happy soldier with bilateral ptosis and dysphagia.
 

Author(s): F M H Ahmad, K V S Hari Kumar

Journal: Biomed J. 2015 Dec;38(6):554-5.

 

Muscular dystrophy encompasses a group of disorders characterized by the progressive weakness of the skeletal muscles. These disorders are mostly inherited and have characteristic age and muscle group predilection. Lingual muscle involvement is an unusual feature in patients with ...

Last Updated: 25 Mar 2016

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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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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: 5 Nov 2015

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Ambulatory Prolapse Surgery
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Genital Prolapse; Vaginal Floor Prolapse

 

Last Updated: 6 Jan 2017

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