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Louis Ward Close, MD
(615) 446-9988
112 Highway 70 E
Dickson, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1973

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Lori Weiss OD
Dickson Eye Health Ctr
(615) 446-8089
Po Box 340
Dickson, TN
 
Daniel Joe McClure
(615) 740-8003
114 Hwy 70 East
Dickson, TN
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Dickson Optical PC
(615) 446-8089
110 Mathis Dr
Dickson, TN
Services
Optometrist

Tidwell And Faulks Doctors
(615) 446-2020
610 Henslee Dr
Dickson, TN
Services
Optometrist

Daniel J McClure, MD
114 Highway 70 East South
Dickson, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Tennessee - Memphis
Graduation Year: 1994

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Donald Weiss OD
Dickson Eye Health Ctr
(615) 446-8089
Po Box 340
Dickson, TN
 
Louis Ward Close
(615) 446-9988
112 Highway 70 E
Dickson, TN
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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DavidH. Faulks,O.D.
(615) 446-2020
610 Henslee Drive
Dickson, TN
 
Wal-mart Stores East Lp
(615) 441-1417
175 Beasley Dr
Dickson, TN
Services
Optometrist

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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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