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Barbara Joan O Kimbrough, MD
(423) 439-7215
325 N State of Franklin Rd
Johnson City, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Mayo Med Sch, Rochester Mn 55905
Graduation Year: 1976

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Charles R Barnes, MD
3 Professional Park Dr
Johnson City, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mc Gill Univ, Fac Of Med, Montreal, Que, Canada
Graduation Year: 1953

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John David Brown, MD
(651) 690-5624
Johnson City, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1972

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Charles O Parker, MD FACS
138 Avonlea Pl
Johnson City, TN
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgia
Graduation Year: 1947

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Judaun Alison, MD
(423) 439-7220
325 N State Of Franklin Rd
Johnson City, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: E Tn State Univ J H Quillen Coll Of Med, Johnson City Tn 37614
Graduation Year: 1989

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Anne Helen Eberhart, MD
325 N State of Franklin Rd # F
Johnson City, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: E Tn State Univ J H Quillen Coll Of Med, Johnson City Tn 37614
Graduation Year: 1999

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John Clifford Johnson, MD
(423) 929-2111
110 Med Tech Pkwy
Johnson City, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1969
Hospital
Hospital: Johnson City Med Ctr, Johnson City, Tn
Group Practice: Johnson City Eye Clinic

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Amy Broyles Young, MD
(423) 929-2111
110 Med Tech Pkwy
Johnson City, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: E Tn State Univ J H Quillen Coll Of Med, Johnson City Tn 37614
Graduation Year: 1989

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Nancy J Alison, MD
325 N State of Franklin Rd
Johnson City, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: East Tn State Medical School
Graduation Year: 1989

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Phil Vernon Walters, MD
(423) 929-2111
110 Med Tech Pkwy
Johnson City, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1960
Hospital
Hospital: Johnson City Med Ctr, Johnson City, Tn; Johnson City Med Ctr, Johnson City, Tn
Group Practice: Johnson City Eye Clinic

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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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