Ptosis Treatment Cookeville TN

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William Trowell Humphrey, MD
(757) 622-7000
315 N Washington Ave
Cookeville, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1962
Hospital
Hospital: Sentara Norfolk General Hosp, Norfolk, Va
Group Practice: Retina Group Of Tidewater

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John Martin Epley, MD
(931) 526-7581
125 S Jefferson Ave
Cookeville, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Cookeville Reg Med Ctr, Cookeville, Tn
Group Practice: Upper Cumberland Regl Eye Ctr

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William Colby Stewart, MD
(931) 372-1994
315 N Washington Ave Ste 190
Cookeville, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: American Univ Of The Caribbean, Sch Of Med, Plymouth, Montserrat
Graduation Year: 1992

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Everton Arrindell MD
Cookeville Eye Specialists
(931) 528-1304
1059 Neal St
Cookeville, TN
 
Maurice Moore OD
Sparta Family Eye Care
(931) 836-2235
25 N Main St
Sparta, TN
 
James M Grisolano, MD
(931) 528-1567
768 S Willow Ave Ste A
Cookeville, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1981

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Charles Ray Smith, MD
(931) 526-6251
PO Box 49496
Cookeville, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1965

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W Michael Huddleston OD
Middle Tennessee Eye Assoc
(931) 526-2022
45 N Dixie Ave
Cookeville, TN
 
James Miller OD
Morrison Mullins & Sparks
(931) 526-2143
628 E 10Th St
Cookeville, TN
 
James Wardlaw OD
(931) 836-6433
455 Vista Dr
Sparta, TN
 
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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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