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Larry La Ray Gipson, MD
(412) 621-1909
PO Box 212
Charleroi, PA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1976

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Aaron Lee Sobol, MD
(724) 437-2222
420 Fallowfield Ave
Charleroi, PA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Pa State Univ Coll Of Med, Hershey Pa 17033
Graduation Year: 1996

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Anson T Miedel, MD
Scottdale, PA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Col-Pa
Graduation Year: 2001

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Barry D Moskowitz, MD
(412) 466-6700
1533 Lincoln Way
McKeesport, PA
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Ophthalmology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Pittsburgh
Graduation Year: 1972

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Helen Ann P Davis, MD
(724) 547-9810
741 N Church St
Mt Pleasant, PA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Med
Graduation Year: 1978

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Lawrence L Gipson, MD
305 McKean Ave
Charleroi, PA
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Ophthalmology
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Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Howard Michaels Tanning, MD
(412) 466-6800
575 Coal Valley Rd Ste 461
Clairton, PA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 1964

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Norman L Edelstein, MD FACS
(412) 673-2525
1605 Lincoln Way
McKeesport, PA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Pittsburgh
Graduation Year: 1968

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Helen Ann Patricia Davis, MD
(724) 626-2020
741 N Church St
Mount Pleasant, PA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1978

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Brian Harry Jewart, MD
(412) 466-8011
500 N Lewis Run Rd Ste 218
Pittsburgh, PA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1989

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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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