Ptosis Treatment Cedar Rapids IA

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Dr.RICHARD ALLEN
(319) 356-2590
1136 H Avenue Northeast
Cedar Rapids, IA
Gender
M
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Steven James Jacobs, MD
(319) 362-3937
1650 1st Ave NE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Los Angeles, Ucla Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90024
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Med Ctr, Cedar Rapids, Ia; St Lukes Methodist Hosp, Cedar Rapids, Ia
Group Practice: Iowa Eye Ctr

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Lee Daron Birchansky, MD
(319) 362-9855
1136 H Ave NE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1985

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Clifford A Hendricks, MD
(319) 365-6946
1136 H Ave NE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1957

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Richard Allan Stangler, MD
(319) 362-9855
1136 H Ave NE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1987

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Michael Allan Hall, MD
(319) 362-3937
Iowa Eye Ctr 1650 1st Ave NW
Cedar Rapids, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1992
Hospital
Hospital: St Lukes Methodist Hosp, Cedar Rapids, Ia
Group Practice: Iowa Eye Ctr

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Alexander G Smith, MD
(319) 362-3937
1650 1st Ave NE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology, General Practice
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1970

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Sanjay Shirish Shah, MD
(319) 362-3937
1650 1st Ave NE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1988

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Alexander G Smith III, MD
(319) 362-3937
1650 1st Ave NE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology, General Practice
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Med Ctr, Cedar Rapids, Ia; St Lukes Methodist Hosp, Cedar Rapids, Ia
Group Practice: Iowa Eye Ctr

Data Provided By:
Clifford A Hendricks Jr, MD
(319) 365-6946
1136 H Ave NE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1957

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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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