Ptosis Treatment Independence MO

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Joel Martin Leibsohn, MD
(816) 836-8166
1515 W Truman Rd
Independence, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1971

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Melissa Cable, MD
(816) 478-1230
4741 S Cochise Dr
Independence, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport, Shreveport La 71130
Graduation Year: 1995
Hospital
Hospital: Shawnee Mission Med Ctr, Shawnee Msn, Ks
Group Practice: Discover Vision Ctr

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Doug Orval Dehning, MD
(816) 478-1230
4741 S Cochise Dr
Independence, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1982

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Carl Neill Stout, MD
(816) 478-1230
4741 S Cochise Dr
Independence, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1970

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Steven Marc Silverstein, MD
(816) 358-3600
4240 Blue Ridge Blvd Ste 1000
Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Independence Regional Health C, Independence, Mo; Medical Center Of Independence, Independence, Mo
Group Practice: Hunkeler Eye Ctr

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John R W Taylor, MD
(816) 478-1230
4741 S Cochise Dr
Independence, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo-Kansas City Sch Of Med, Kansas City Mo 64108
Graduation Year: 1976

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Dr.JEAN HAUSHEER
(913) 261-2020
4741 South Arrowhead Drive
Independence, MO
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo-Kansas City Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1981
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Francis Anthony Cipolla, DO
(816) 461-4544
Independence, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med, Kansas City Mo 64124
Graduation Year: 1962

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Harry Clay Cundiff, MD
(816) 478-1230
4741 S Cochise Dr
Independence, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1974

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Norman G Mc Carthy, DO
6300 Enterprise Rd Ste 110
Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med, Kansas City Mo 64124
Graduation Year: 1976

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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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