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Terry Lee Forrest, MD
(919) 734-8440
103 Cox Blvd # BOX10907
Goldsboro, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1982

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Barry Hoyle Teasley, MD
(919) 734-8440
103 Cox Blvd
Goldsboro, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1978

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Linda Ruth Clark Obenour, MD
(713) 521-4442
Goldsboro, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1966

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Thomas Shaver OD
Warren Eye Care
(919) 658-3892
Po Box 986
Mt Olive, NC
 
Robert Harding OD
(919) 734-8440
Po Box 10907
Goldsboro, NC
 
Charles Saml Zwerling, MD
(919) 736-3937
2709 Medical Office Pl
Goldsboro, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Di Bologna, Fac Di Med E Chirurgia, Bologna, Italy
Graduation Year: 1977

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Michael R Willman, DO
(919) 734-8440
103 Cox Blvd
Goldsboro, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kirksville Coll Of Osteo Med, Kirksville Mo 63501
Graduation Year: 1992

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Patrick Mc Laren OD
Doctors Vision Ctr
(919) 658-0474
1130 N Breazeale Ave # D
Mt Olive, NC
 
Lindsay Herring OD
Mitchell Eye Ctr
(919) 778-4368
509 N Spence Ave
Goldsboro, NC
 
Charles Zwerling MD
Goldsboro Eye Clinic
(919) 736-3937
2709 Medical Office Pl
Goldsboro, 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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