Ptosis Treatment New Bedford MA

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Pamela A Loerinc, MD
(508) 655-5810
18 N Water St
New Bedford, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1982

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Joseph Francis Burke Jr, MD
(508) 995-8200
300A Faunce Corner Rd
North Dartmouth, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1972

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David Walter Kielty, MD
(508) 717-0270
500 Faunce Corner Rd Ste 110
North Dartmouth, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1989

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Scott Mitchell Corin, MD
(508) 717-0720
500 Faunce Corner Rd Bldg 100 Ste 110
North Dartmouth, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1983

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Kathleen Theresa Cronin, MD
(508) 517-9275
51 State Rd
North Dartmouth, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1995

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Marc Philip Wladis, MD
(508) 994-1400
540 Hawthorn St
North Dartmouth, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1980

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Leonardo J Velazquez-Estades, MD
(508) 994-1400
51 State Rd
Dartmouth, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Puerto Rico
Graduation Year: 2001

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Jeremy Belknap Whitney, MD
(508) 995-8200
300A Faunce Corner Rd
North Dartmouth, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1954

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John E Meehan, MD
(508) 995-8200
300A Faunce Corner Rd Ste 101
North Dartmouth, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Allegheny Univ Hosp-Hahneman
Graduation Year: 1996

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Jay Ronald Rowes, MD
(508) 994-1400
51 State Rd
Dartmouth, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1976

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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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