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

Ultrasound biomicroscopy image patterns in normal upper eyelid and congenital ptosis in the Indian population.
 

Author(s): Abhidnya Surve, Rachna Meel, Neelam Pushker, M S Bajaj

Journal: Indian J Ophthalmol. 2018 Mar;66(3):383-388.

 

To study the features of upper eyelid in healthy individual and different types of congenital ptosis in the Indian population using ultrasound biomicroscopy (UBM).

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Ptosis induced by topical steroid eye drops: Two cases reports.
 

Author(s): Yanan Zhu, Chaohui Sun, Xin Zhang, Xingchao Shentu

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Dec;96(51):e9288.

 

Ptosis is a rare complication of periocular steroid use. Studies report that local injections of steroids produce ptosis. We describe the first 2 cases of ptosis because of long-term treatment with topical steroid eye drops.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Novel FOXL2 mutations cause blepharophimosis-ptosis-epicanthus inversus syndrome with premature ovarian insufficiency.
 

Author(s): Xiao-Wen Yang, Wen-Bin He, Fei Gong, Wen Li, Xiu-Rong Li, Chang-Gao Zhong, Guang-Xiu Lu, Ge Lin, Juan Du, Yue-Qiu Tan

Journal: Mol Genet Genomic Med. 2018 03;6(2):261-267.

 

Blepharophimosis-ptosis-epicanthus inversus syndrome (BPES) is a malformation of the eyelids. Forkhead Box L2 (FOXL2) is the only gene known to be associated with BPES.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Ptosis" returned 8 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Ptosis in childhood: A clinical sign of several disorders: Case series reports and literature review.
 

Author(s): P Pavone, Sung Yoon Cho, A D Praticò, R Falsaperla, M Ruggieri, Dong-Kyu Jin

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Sep;97(36):e12124.

 

Blepharoptosis (ptosis) is a common but often overlooked sign that may serve as a sign/manifestation of other conditions, ranging from a mild and purely cosmetic presentation to a severe and occasionally progressive disorder. Ptosis may show an acute onset or may manifest as a chronic ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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[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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Comparison Between Different Surgical Approaches for the Treatment of INVOLUTIONAL PTOSIS
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Involutional Ptosis

 

Last Updated: 13 Dec 2017

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Bandage Contact Lens in Post Operative Ptosis Patients
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Ptosis; Blepharoptosis

 

Last Updated: 19 Apr 2018

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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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