ⓘ Ptosis (eyelid)
Ptosis is a drooping or falling of the upper eyelid. The drooping may be worse after being awake longer when the individuals muscles are tired. This condition is sometimes called "lazy eye", but that term normally refers to the condition amblyopia. If severe enough and left untreated, the drooping eyelid can cause other conditions, such as amblyopia or astigmatism. This is why it is especially important for this disorder to be treated in children at a young age, before it can interfere with vision development.
The term from the Greek. πτῶσις – "falling, falling".
- Ptosis from the Greek word πτῶσις falling a fall dropped refers to droopiness of a body part. Specifically, it can refer to: Ptosis eyelid
- canthus low nasal bridge, ptosis of the eyelids and telecanthus. Blepharophimosis forms a part of blepharophimosis, ptosis epicanthus inversus syndrome
- on the eyelids after a certain age. Eyelid surgeries are also performed to improve peripheral vision or to treat chalazion, eyelid tumors, ptosis extropion
- patient to develop ptosis as a result of an initial eyelid surgery operation. Both require eyelid revision surgeries. Since ptosis patients need correction
- Blepharophimosis, ptosis epicanthus inversus syndrome BPES is a rare disease characterized by the conditions it is named after: blepharophimosis, ptosis and epicanthus
- Ptosis crutches also known as eye crutches are a non - surgical solution to ptosis also known as drooping eyelid syndrome. Affected eyes do not have
- the upper eyelid Damage to this muscle or its innervation can cause ptosis which is drooping of the eyelid Lesions in CN III can cause ptosis because
- which the eyes aim in different directions Ptosis eyelid drooping or falling of the upper or lower eyelid Eye Therapy, using glasses with one eye closed
- palpebrae superioris muscle causes ptosis or drooping of the eyelid when the muscle can no longer hold the eyelid up. Dermatochalasis is sometimes confused