Ptosis Treatment Dodge City KS

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Donald Eugene Tarwater, DO
(620) 227-1148
2020 Central Ave
Dodge City, KS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med, Kansas City Mo 64124
Graduation Year: 1979

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Lois Kessen OD
(620) 225-6500
100 Military Ave # 102
Dodge City, KS
 
G.Derril Gwinner,O.D.
(620) 227-3071
iDocs of Dodge City,2520 N 14th
Dodge City, KS
 
RobChristensen,O.D.
(620) 227-5433
Christensen Eyecare, P.A.,1905 N. 14th Avenue
Dodge City, KS
 
David L Wolf OD PA
(620) 227-3071
2520 N 14th Ave
Dodge City, KS
Services
Optometrist

Travis Kinderknecht OD
(620) 227-8622
2010 Central Ave
Dodge City, KS
 
Donald E Tarwater
(620) 227-1371
2020 Central Ave
Dodge City, KS
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Lois V Kessen OD
(316) 225-6500
100 Military Ave Ste 102
Dodge City, KS
Services
Optometrist

F R Copeland
(620) 227-2471
2405 Central Ave
Dodge City, KS
Services
Optometrist

Great Plains Vision Llc
(620) 227-8622
2010 Central Ave Ste A
Dodge City, KS
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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