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Ptosis, drooping of the eyelid

Ptosis, drooping of the eyelid

Overview

Drooping of the eyelid is called ptosis. Ptosis may result from damage to the nerve that controls the muscles of the eyelid, problems with the muscle strength (as in myasthenia gravis), or from swelling of the lid.

Update Date 1/5/2013