Ptosis Treatment Buckhannon WV

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Jerry Nelson Black, MD
(304) 472-2100
10 Amalia Dr Ste C
Buckhannon, WV
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1976

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M Keith Windon OD
(304) 269-6556
Po Box 446
Weston, WV
DouglasF. Ritchie,O.D.
(304) 472-2433
Route 6 Box 309
Buckhannon, WV
West Virginia Lazer Eye Ctr
(304) 472-1245
85 W Main St
Buckhannon, WV
Wal-mart Stores East Lp
(304) 472-0834
100 Buckhannon Crossroads
Buckhannon, WV

Larry Williams OD
(304) 472-9160
10 Amalia Dr # C1
Buckhannon, WV
Jerry Nelson Black
(304) 472-2100
10 Amalia Drive
Buckhannon, WV

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Wing Lam OD
(304) 292-7240
100 Buckhannon Cross Rds
Buckhannon, WV
BurtonL. Abel,O.D.
(304) 460-7326
Abel Family Eyecare,22 N. Kanawha St.
Buckhannon, WV
Stout & Kress Eyecare Assoc
(304) 472-1235
100 W Main St # A
Buckhannon, WV
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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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