Ptosis Treatment North Andover MA

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Cynthia Lee Deangelis, MD
(508) 688-6182
50 Prospect St
Lawrence, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1988

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Mark Barry Abelson, MD
(978) 475-0705
138 Haverhill St
Andover, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mc Gill Univ, Fac Of Med, Montreal, Que, Canada
Graduation Year: 1970

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Jorge M Botero, MD
(978) 683-4000
Lawrence, MA
Specialties
Emergency Medicine, Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Pontificia Bolivariana, Fac De Med, Medellin, Colombia
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Boston Med Ctr, Mattapan, Ma
Group Practice: Lawrence General Hospital

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C Douglas Evans, MD
(781) 665-5200
Andover, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Dartmouth Med, Hanover Nh 03755
Graduation Year: 1985

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Carter B Tallman, MD
17 Farrwood Dr
Andover, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med
Graduation Year: 1962

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Samuel Disston Allen, MD
(978) 688-6182
50 Prospect St
Lawrence, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1996

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Gail Lynn Torkildsen, MD
(978) 250-8001
138 Haverhill St
Andover, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1992

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Clifford M Michaelson, MD
(978) 475-0705
138 Haverhill St
Andover, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1981

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Thomas Peter Pappavaselio, MD
(978) 794-8118
50 Prospect St Rm 101
Lawrence, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1981

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Kenneth Louis Macoul, MD
280 Haverhill St
Lawrence, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1965

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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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