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In Health

What is ptosis?

Answer Ptosis is when your top eyelid droops down uncontrollably- in some cases it can affect your vision. The abnormal drooping of an organ part.
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In Health

What causes ptosis?

A drooping eyelid is most often due to: Weakness of the muscle thatraises the eyelid; damage to the nerves that control that muscle;or looseness of the skin of the upper eyeli (MORE)
In Eyes

What is ptosis of the lids?

Ptosis is drooping of one or both uppereyelids. Typically, your eyelid is in a position thatcovers the top few millimeters of your Iris. The Iris is thecolored part of your (MORE)
In Eyes

What is kidney ptosis?

Nephroptosis (nephr = kidney + pto = drop + osis = condition of) is also known as a floating or detached kidney. The kidney drops when the person stands up. This is more commo (MORE)
In Kidneys

What is ptosis of kidney?

Ptosis is a medical term meaning abnormal lowering or drooping of the eyelid. It does not really refer to the kidney! However, if one did apply this term to the kidney, it wou (MORE)
In Eyes

What is bladder ptosis?

Bladder ptosis, or cystoptosis, is literally translated as drooping bladder. It means the drooping (prolapse) of the bladder lining into the urethra.
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Why does ptosis occur?

Ptosis may occur because the levator muscle's attachment to the lid is weakening with age.
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In Eyes

What is ptosis repair?

If you have a nephroptosis (floating kidney) the repair would benephropexy or a tacking/securing the kidney to the peritoneum. If you have mastptosis (drooping breasts) then (MORE)