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Janie Ho, MD
Cambridge, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
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Medical School: Duke University
Graduation Year: 2000

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Edward Franklin Goodman, MD
(617) 625-8250
236 Highland Ave
Somerville, MA
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1959

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Jane Vincentia Loman, MD
Cambridge, MA
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Ophthalmology
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Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 2002

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Thomas Martin Fay, MD
(508) 226-1809
1493 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1964

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Hajime Nakamura, MD
Boston, MA
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Shiga Univ Of Med Sciences
Graduation Year: 1994

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Steven Michael Patalano, MD
(617) 623-0030
65 Beacon St
Somerville, MA
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1989

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Vincent J Patalano II, MD
(617) 591-4949
236 Highland Ave Ste 1
Somerville, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1988
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Hospital: Massachusetts Eye And Ear Infi, Boston, Ma; Somerville Hospital, Somerville, Ma

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Madeline Barott, MD
(617) 498-1347
65 Beacon St Ste 201
Somerville, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
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Female
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1980

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Josh E Amato, MD
Cambridge, MA
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Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ
Graduation Year: 2000

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Paul George Arrigg, MD
(617) 732-2552
1 Joslin Pl
Boston, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1982

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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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