Ptosis Treatment Dyersburg TN

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Andreea Evelyn Partal, MD
Dyersburg, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 2000

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Roman O Prawak, MD
350 E Parkview St
Dyersburg, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1998

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Richard Cape MD
(731) 286-2801
Po Box 647
Dyersburg, TN
 
Richard C Cape
(731) 286-2801
401 E Tickle St
Dyersburg, TN
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Wal-mart Stores East Lp
(731) 286-6700
2650 Lake Rd
Dyersburg, TN
Services
Optometrist

Jerry Marshall Jernigan, MD
(731) 285-1888
350 E Parkview St
Dyersburg, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1961
Hospital
Hospital: Methodist Hosp Of Dyersburg, Dyersburg, Tn
Group Practice: Dyersburg Eye Clinic

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Parag Dinesh Gandhi, MD
401 E Tickle St
Dyersburg, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mt Sinai Sch Of Med Of The City Univ Of Ny, New York Ny 10029
Graduation Year: 2000

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Nadia Browning
Medsouth Healthcare
(731) 285-1888
350 E Parkview St
Dyersburg, TN
 
Jerry M Jernigan
(731) 285-1888
350 East Parkview
Dyersburg, TN
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Vision Center PC
(901) 286-2744
400 Hwy 51 Bypass W
Dyersburg, 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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