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John Victor Hardaway, MD
Jacksonville, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci, Bethesda Md 20814
Graduation Year: 1994

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John Victor Hardaway, MD
(910) 347-4884
312 Harvest Dr
Jacksonville, NC
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Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci, Bethesda Md 20814
Graduation Year: 1994

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Clyde Kent Price, MD
(910) 353-1030
264 Memorial Dr
Jacksonville, NC
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Ophthalmology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Northeastern Oh Univs Coll Of Med, Rootstown Oh 44272
Graduation Year: 1987

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G M Conekin OD
Insight Optometric Svc
(910) 353-0541
200 Doctors Dr # K
Jacksonville, NC
 
L Brent Wilshire MD
Office Park Eye Ctr
(910) 355-3937
6 Office Park Dr
Jacksonville, NC
 
Larry Brent Wilshire, MD
(910) 355-3937
6 Office Park Dr
Jacksonville, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1974
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Hospital: Onslow Memorial Hospital, Jacksonville, Nc

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Carol Ann Johnston, MD
(910) 355-3937
6 Office Park Dr
Jacksonville, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
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Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1986

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James Feargal Gallagher, MD
(910) 450-4730
Camp Lejeune, NC
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Ophthalmology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1987

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Christina Buteria MD
Office Park Eye Ctr
(910) 355-3937
6 Office Park Dr
Jacksonville, NC
 
Wilshire, L Brent, Md - Office Park Eye Ctr
(910) 355-3937
6 Office Park Dr
Jacksonville, NC

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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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