Ptosis Treatment Saint Joseph MO

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Scott Andrew Murphy, MD
(816) 233-2020
5202 Faraon St
Saint Joseph, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1999

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William E Burr Jr, MD
(816) 233-2020
5202 Faraon St
Saint Joseph, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1995
Hospital
Hospital: Heartland Health System -West, Saint Joseph, Mo
Group Practice: Murphy Watson Eye Ctr

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Robert Francis Tobin, MD
(816) 279-1363
1407 Village Dr
Saint Joseph, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: Heartland Health System -West, Saint Joseph, Mo
Group Practice: Robert F Tobin & Assoc Inc

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Steven Rosenak
(816) 671-0500
2229 N Belt Hwy # A
St Joseph, MO
 
Michael Chatterson OD
Dr Rosenak'S Optical Options
(816) 279-1363
1407 Village Dr
St Joseph, MO
 
James Andrew Murphy, MD
(816) 233-2020
5202 Faraon St
Saint Joseph, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1969
Hospital
Hospital: Heartland Regl Med Ctr -East, Saint Joseph, Mo
Group Practice: Murphy Watson Eye Ctr

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Peter Beck, MD
(603) 436-0813
3216 Coronado St
Saint Joseph, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1947

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Richard Alan Watson, MD
(816) 233-2020
5202 Faraon St
Saint Joseph, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1985

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William Burr MD
Murphy-Watson-Burr Eye Ctr
(816) 233-2020
5202 Faraon St
St Joseph, MO
 
Sabates, Nelson, Md - Sabates Eye Ctr
(816) 232-0275
3920 Sherman Ave
Saint Joseph, MO

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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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