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Prolapse, abnormal depression, or falling down of an organ or part; applied especially to drooping of the upper eyelid, from paralysis of the third cranial nerve.



drooping of the upper eyelid. It may be unilateral or bilateral, total or partial, or congenital or acquired. Congenital ptosis is caused by incomplete development or absence of the muscle that lifts the upper lid. The condition is treated by surgery.

Acquired ptosis is generally unilateral; it results from such diseases as neuritis of the oculomotor nerve and encephalitis, which lead to paresis or paralysis of the oculomotor nerve that innervates the muscle lifting the upper lid. The condition is treated by eliminating the underlying disease, by physiotherapy, and occasionally by surgery.

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A 72-year-old woman presented with a 1-week history of progressive blepharoptosis and diplopia.
Double eyelid spasm is the most common symptom of this disease, and eyelid weakness and blepharoptosis are also quite common.
Silicone frontalis slings for the correction of blepharoptosis.
The most frequent adverse effects from both Botox doses were blepharoptosis, injection site weakness, and skin tightness near injection sites, he said.
Blepharoptosis may occur during treatment of glabellar lines or periorbital wrinkles.
Blepharoptosis occurring in glaucomatous patients may be involutional in an aged population (30) or exacerbated by intraocular surgery.
Congenital blepharoptosis results from a developmental dystrophy of the levator muscle of unknown aetiology.
Examination of the cranial nerves showed bilateral blepharoptosis with total external ophthalmoplegia.
Blepharoptosis as a complication of pregnancy Ann Ophthalmol.
INTRODUCTION: Ptosis, an abbreviation for the term blepharoptosis, refers to vertical narrowing of the palpebral fissure secondary to drooping of the upper eyelid to a lower than normal position.
6 CSM could occur by direct extension, hematogenous spread and perineural infiltration, with symptoms of diplopia, blepharoptosis, ophthalmoplegia, dysesthesias, headache, retroorbital pain and facial pain.