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Ptosis: Introduction

Ptosis: ptosis is an abnormally low position (drooping) of the upper eyelid. See detailed information below for a list of 72 causes of Ptosis, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Ptosis:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Ptosis. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Common Causes of Ptosis

Causes of Types of Ptosis:

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Ptosis Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Ptosis may include:

  • Treat the underlying disorder
  • See also treatment of myasthenia gravis
  • Crutch glasses
  • Special scleral contact lenses
  • Levator rection
  • Muller muscle resection
  • Frontalis sling operation
  • more treatments...»

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Stories from Users for Ptosis

Real-life user stories relating to Ptosis:

Medications or substances causing Ptosis:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Ptosis as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Ptosis

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Ptosis: Deaths

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Definitions of Ptosis:

Drooping of the upper eyelid caused by muscle paralysis and weakness
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Detailed list of causes of Ptosis

The list below shows some of the causes of Ptosis mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Ptosis?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Ptosis. Of the 72 causes of Ptosis that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 4 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 1 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 6 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 65 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Ptosis:

The following list of conditions have 'Ptosis' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Ptosis Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Ptosis based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Classifications of Ptosis:

    Medical Conditions associated with Ptosis:

    Droopy eye-lid (425 causes), Eyelid symptoms (911 causes), Eye symptoms (5412 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Muscle symptoms (7251 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes)

    Symptoms related to Ptosis:

    Dermatochalasis, Hordeola, Chalazia, Eyelid cellulitis, Eyelid surgery, Eye surgery, Traumatic ptosis, Fetal drug exposure, Fetal alcohol exposure, Fetal hydantoin exposure

    Medical articles on signs and symptoms:

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