Ptosis Treatment Middletown RI

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Stephen Nelson Grimes, MD
(401) 847-1040
73 Valley Rd
Middletown, RI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1971

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Kimberly Jill Mooney, MD
73 Valley Rd
Middletown, RI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Dartmouth Med, Hanover Nh 03755
Graduation Year: 1994

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Charles M Collins, MD
(401) 847-1383
PO Box 4519
Middletown, RI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci, Bethesda Md 20814
Graduation Year: 1986

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Paul E Sydlowski, MD
(401) 253-4300
576 Metacom Ave
Bristol, RI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1967

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Durga Strohl Larkin, MD
(401) 294-4506
65 Boston Neck Rd
North Kingstown, RI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1987

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Christine A Gill, MD
(401) 849-4645
PO Box 4519
Middletown, RI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1982

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Octavio Augusto Borges, MD
(401) 841-3666
12 Columbia Ct
Middletown, RI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Brown Univ Program In Med, Providence Ri 02912
Graduation Year: 1992

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Robert S L Kinder, MD FACS
(401) 272-2020
65 Ledge Rd
Jamestown, RI
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington
Graduation Year: 1959

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Thomas James Coghlin, MD
(401) 294-4506
65 Boston Neck Rd
North Kingstown, RI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: South County Hospital, Wakefield, Ri; Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, Ri
Group Practice: South County Eye Physicians

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Ira Henry Asher, MD
(401) 294-4506
65 Boston Neck Rd
North Kingstown, RI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: A Einstein Coll Of Med Of Yeshiva Univ, Bronx Ny 10461
Graduation Year: 1971

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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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