Ptosis Treatment Los Alamos NM

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Donna Goad, MD
PO Box 697
Los Alamos, NM
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med
Graduation Year: 1983

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Gary Puro MD
Eye Care For New Mexico
(505) 588-7689
110 N Coronado Ave
Espanola, NM
 
Stephen Walker OD
Buena Vista Eye Care Ctr
(505) 438-3431
Po Box 29495
Santa Fe, NM
 
RichardE. Bond,O.D.
(505) 662-7000
800 Trinity Drive,Suite J
Los Alamos, NM
 
Eye Associates of New Mexico
(505) 662-5444
1623 Central Avenue,
Los Alamos, NM
 
Angela Rene Bratton, MD
(505) 983-6613
412 Paseo de Onate
Espanola, NM
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1988

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Bruce Rael OD
Optical Shop
(505) 753-3633
810 N Riverside Dr # B
Espanola, NM
 
Angela Renee Bratton
(505) 662-5444
1623 Central Ave
Los Alamos, NM
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Los Alamos Family Eyecare
Dr. Lisa Shin
(505) 662-9681
800 Trinity Dr., Suite B
Los Alamos, NM
 
TimothyJ. Johnson,O.D.
(505) 662-5444
Eye Associates of NM,1623 Central Ave.
Los Alamos, NM
 
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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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