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

Ptosis as the only manifestation of diabetic superior division oculomotor nerve palsy: A case report.
 

Author(s): Ping-Yin Chou, Kun-Han Wu, Poyin Huang

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Nov;96(46):e8739.

 

Diabetic oculomotor nerve palsies, also called ischemic third nerve palsies, are the most common etiologic subset of oculomotor nerve palsy in adults. Diabetic oculomotor nerve palsies typically present with ptosis and diplopia, but pupillary function is often spared. The oculomotor ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Giant eyelid eccrine hidrocystoma-induced progressive ptosis in childhood.
 

Author(s): Dhivya Ashok Kumar, Amar Agarwal

Journal: Indian J Ophthalmol. 2017 Sep;65(9):884-886.

 

An upper lid eccrine hidrocystoma presenting as early childhood progressive ptosis is very rare. We present a 9-year-old female child with droopy right upper lid since birth and progressive increase in symptoms. She had right upper lid ptosis (marginal reflex distance 1 of -1 mm) ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Complete ophthalmoplegia, complete ptosis and dilated pupil due to internal carotid artery dissection: as the first manifestation of Takayasu arteritis.
 

Author(s): H M M T B Herath, S P Pahalagamage, D Withana, Sunethra Senanayake

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Takayasu arteritis is a rare, chronic large vessel vasculitis involving the aorta and its primary branches. As the disease progresses, the active inflammation of large vessels leads to dilation, narrowing and occlusion of the arteries. Arterial dissection is due to separation of the ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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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: 31 Dec 1969

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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: 31 Dec 1969

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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: 31 Dec 1969

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Comparison Between Different Surgical Approaches for the Treatment of INVOLUTIONAL PTOSIS
 

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Condition Summary: Involutional Ptosis

 

Last Updated: 13 Dec 2017

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Bandage Contact Lens in Post Operative Ptosis Patients
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Ptosis; Blepharoptosis

 

Last Updated: 14 Dec 2017

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Modified Müller's Muscle-conjunctival Resection Internal Ptosis Repair Using Fibrin Glue
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Ptosis, Eyelid; Ptosis; Eyelid, Congenital; Surgical Procedure, Unspecified

 

Last Updated: 4 Jan 2018

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