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Larry Kilgore Stauffer, MD
(573) 634-3564
PO Box 1669
Jefferson City, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1969

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James Gerard Luetkemeyer, MD
(573) 635-0115
1705 Christy Dr Ste 101
Jefferson City, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1989

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Robert Patrick Wankum, MD
(573) 556-7709
1241 W Stadium Blvd Ste 1020
Jefferson City, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1973
Hospital
Hospital: St Marys Health Center, Jefferson Cty, Mo; Capital Reg Med Ctr, Jefferson Cty, Mo
Group Practice: Jcmg Ophthalmology

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Fred Bodenhamer OD
Central Missouri Eyecare Assoc
(573) 635-2020
124 E Dunklin St
Jefferson City, MO
 
Brian Eveland OD
Jcmg Ophthalmology
(573) 635-9024
724 W Stadium Blvd # 18
Jefferson City, MO
 
Matthew Thomas Lewis, MD
(573) 635-0115
1705 Christy Dr Ste 101
Jefferson City, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1987

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Philip J Wilson, DO
(573) 635-0230
1241 W Stadium Blvd
Jefferson City, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kirksville Coll Of Osteo Med, Kirksville Mo 63501
Graduation Year: 1978

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Larry Stauffer MD
(573) 632-5576
Po Box 1128
Jefferson City, MO
 
Robert Wankum MD
Jcmg Ophthalmology
(573) 556-7709
1241 W Stadium Blvd # 1020
Jefferson City, MO
 
Capitol Eye Care Inc
(573) 635-0115
1705 Christy Dr Ste 101
Jefferson City, MO

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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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