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Thomas G Hunter, MD
Washington, DC
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Ophthalmology
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Medical School: Univ Tennessee - Memphis
Graduation Year: 2003

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Richard Dixon North Jr, MD
(202) 667-0085
1802 11th St NW
Washington, DC
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Ophthalmology
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Medical School: Howard Univ Coll Of Med, Washington Dc 20059
Graduation Year: 1968

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Andrew J Adelson, MD
(202) 496-9180
1145 19th St NW Ste 607
Washington, DC
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Ophthalmology
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Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1982

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Jonathan C Javitt, MD
(202) 349-1477
1700 Pennsylvania Ave NW Ste 400
Washington, DC
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Ophthalmology
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Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1982

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William Monroe Boyd, MD
(301) 827-2189
Washington, DC
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Ophthalmology
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Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1989

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Alice True Gasch, MD
(202) 363-4446
60 O St NW
Washington, DC
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Ophthalmology
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Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1992

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John S McInnes, MD
(202) 942-6293
555 12th St NW
Washington, DC
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Duke Univ Eye Ctr
Graduation Year: 1993

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Gregory Adrian Butler, MD
1647 Benning Rd NE
Washington, DC
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Mt Sinai Sch Of Med Of The City Univ Of Ny, New York Ny 10029
Graduation Year: 1992

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Dr.Salim Butrus
(202) 544-1900
650 Pennsylvania Ave SE # 270
Washington, DC
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M
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Medical School: American Univ Of Beirut, Fac Of Med, Beirut
Year of Graduation: 1979
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Alan Gary Palestine, MD
(202) 833-1668
1145 19th St NW Ste 500
Washington, DC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
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Male
Languages
Hebrew, Other, Russian, Turkish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Washington Hosp Ctr, Washington, Dc; Suburban Hospital, Bethesda, Md
Group Practice: Retina Consultants

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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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