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Axel C Hansen, MD FACS
(615) 254-0941
1716 Windover Dr
Nashville, TN
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Male
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Medical School: Meharry
Graduation Year: 1944

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Amy Jean Simmons, MD
Nashville, TN
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Ophthalmology
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Female
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Medical School: Med Coll Of Pa, Philadelphia Pa 19129
Graduation Year: 1990

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Robert Lewis Estes, MD
(615) 329-0420
6111 Elizabethan Dr
Nashville, TN
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Los Angeles, Ucla Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90024
Graduation Year: 1976
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Hospital: Centennial Med Ctr -Park, Nashville, Tn; Baptist Hosp, Nashville, Tn

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Bernard Hyunki Chang, MD
(407) 423-2030
Nashville, TN
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Spanish
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Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1994

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Jeffrey David Horn, MD
(615) 936-3536
8000 Medical Ctr E Vanderbilt Eye Ctr
Nashville, TN
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Ophthalmology
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Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1989

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Denise A John, MD
Nashville, TN
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Meharry Medical College
Graduation Year: 2003

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Edwin Dale Batchelor, MD
(615) 292-5574
Executive Suite 4220 Harding Road
Nashville, TN
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1976

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Michael Joel Levitt, MD
28 White Bridge Rd
Nashville, TN
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of South Fl Coll Of Med, Tampa Fl 33612
Graduation Year: 2000

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Kenneth Pryce Moffat, MD
(615) 860-1727
3443 Dickerson Pike Ste 200
Nashville, TN
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Western Ontario, Fac Of Med, London, Ont, Canada
Graduation Year: 1977

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Joseph Wilburn Scobey, MD
(615) 865-1860
3443 Dickerson Pike
Nashville, TN
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1960

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Drooping Eyelids

Drooping upper eyelids, known as ptosis, can occur at birth, or more commonly in adulthood. Newborns with ptosis usually have underdevelopment of the muscle that lifts the upper eyelid, while adult ptosis has a variety of causes. The most common cause is age-induced stretching of the muscle that lifts the upper eyelid, but injury, muscle diseases, or nerve diseases of the muscle or upper eyelid are also potential causes of ptosis.

Besides being a cosmetic problem, drooping upper eyelids can block upward vision and, if the eyelids are low enough, even central vision. In the case of nerve problems that result in drooping upper eyelids, ptosis can be a sign of a more serious neurologic problem. In infants, drooping upper eyelids can cause amblyopia (poor visual development) by blocking central vision or causing astigmatism which distorts the vision.

Symptoms You May Experience:
If your upper eyelids droop, you may notice that your eyelids block your vision when you look upward or even straight ahead. You may have trouble reading, because your eyelids may droop even more when you are looking down at a book. You may notice forehead tension headaches if you lift your eyebrows with your forehead muscles to help raise your upper eyelids. If your ptosis has a neurologic cause, one upper eye lid may droop more than the other, the droopiness may fluctuate (often becoming worse later in the day), or you may experience double vision...

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