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Shilpi Pradhan, MD
Richmond, VA
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Ophthalmology
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Medical School: George Washington Univ
Graduation Year: 2004

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Amy E Hennessy, MD
Richmond, VA
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Medical School: Brown University
Graduation Year: 2004

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George E Sanborn, MD
(804) 359-4614
201 N Hamilton St
Richmond, VA
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Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1971

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Donna Dodson Brown, MD
(804) 287-4242
4500 Coventry Rd
Richmond, VA
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Medical School: E Tn State Univ J H Quillen Coll Of Med, Johnson City Tn 37614
Graduation Year: 1984

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James L Combs, MD
(804) 359-4614
201 N Hamilton St
Richmond, VA
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Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1977

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Lindley Theodore Smith, MD
505 W Leigh St Ste 105
Richmond, VA
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Medical School: Meharry Med Coll Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37208
Graduation Year: 1966

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Byron Scott Ladd, MD
(804) 340-5700
201 N Hamilton St
Richmond, VA
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Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1996

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Eleanore Margaret Ebert, MD
(804) 340-5700
201 N Hamilton St
Richmond, VA
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Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1985

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Keith Wilson Mc Neer, MD
(804) 228-9166
201 N Hamilton St
Richmond, VA
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Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1959

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Richard Kennon Guerry, MD
(804) 359-4614
201 N Hamilton St
Richmond, VA
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Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1970

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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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