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Eyelid Ptosis
Tuesday, 07 April 2009 20:50

 

What is Ptosis? What is the treatment for Ptosis?

 

Ptosis is the drooping of the top eyelid. The most common type of ptosis is congenital ptosis. There are other causes of ptosis that can be more serious.

 

Acquired Ptosis – cause by systemic disease

Aponeurotic Ptosis –Disinsertion of the levator aponeurosis muscle

Neurogenic Ptosis – nerve palsy

Traumatic Ptosis – Trauma to the eyelid, swelling

Myasthenia Gravis Ptosis – autoimmune disorder that effects muscle contraction

Horners Syndrome – neurological condition

Mechanical ptosis –swelling of the superior lid

 

Treatment

Treat underlining condition

Surgical repair

 

Last Updated on Monday, 14 January 2013 00:11
 

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