Ptosis Treatment North Platte NE

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Dr.Mark Young
(308) 532-5960
1214 West a Street
North Platte, NE
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M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1991
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Mark Ridder Young, MD
(308) 532-5960
1214 W A St
North Platte, NE
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1991

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John Dorwart OD
Cozad Vision Clinic
(308) 534-7271
510 E Philip Ave
North Platte, NE
 
Mark R Young
(308) 532-5960
1214 West A Street
North Platte, NE
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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BrandonA. Blair,O.D.
(308) 532-1753
North Platte Vision Center,402 South Dewey Street
North Platte, NE
 
James Neil Shreck, MD
(308) 532-3937
1307 S Willow St
North Platte, NE
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Aerospace Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Great Plains Reg Med Ctr, North Platte, Ne; Gothenburg Memorial Hospital, Gothenburg, Ne
Group Practice: Eye Specialists Of Nebraska

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Mark Blackledge OD
Shopko
(308) 534-7100
402 S Dewey St
North Platte, NE
 
Young Mark R Md
(308) 532-5960
1214 W A St
North Platte, NE

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JohnL. Dorwart,O.D.
510 East Philip
North Platte, NE
 
Grant Schaneman OD
(308) 532-0220
1401 S Dewey St
North Platte, NE
 
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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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