ptosis

(redirected from droopy eyelid)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
Related to droopy eyelid: lazy eye, myasthenia gravis

pto·sis

 (tō′sĭs)
n. pl. pto·ses (-sēz)
Abnormal lowering or drooping of an organ or a part, especially a drooping of the upper eyelid caused by muscle weakness or paralysis.

[Greek ptōsis, fall, from piptein, ptō-, to fall; see pet- in Indo-European roots.]

pto′tic (-tĭk) adj.

ptosis

(ˈtəʊsɪs)
n, pl ptoses (ˈtəʊsiːz)
(Pathology) prolapse or drooping of a part, esp the eyelid
[C18: from Greek: a falling]
ptotic adj

pto•sis

(ˈtoʊ sɪs)

n., pl. -ses (-siz)
prolapse or drooping of an organ or part, esp. a drooping of the upper eyelid.
[1735–45; < New Latin < Greek ptṓsis a falling]
pto•tic (ˈtoʊ tɪk) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ptosis - drooping of the upper eyelid caused by muscle paralysis and weakness
brow ptosis - sagging eyebrows
descensus, prolapse, prolapsus - the slipping or falling out of place of an organ (as the uterus)
Translations

pto·sis

n. Gr. ptosis, prolapso de un órgano o parte, esp. visto en el párpado superior.

ptosis

n ptosis f
References in periodicals archive ?
Any child with crossed eyes, those who need glasses, or who have cataracts or a droopy eyelid, may develop amblyopia.
And there's Reid's droopy eyelid, which has caused him problems in his past.
Since that 1993 debut, the singer from Hackney - who originally used a fashion statement-making eye patch to hide a droopy eyelid - has notched an impressive track record of 11 Top 10 singles, all of them sophisticated soulful pop classics like Give Me A Little More Time, Out ~Of Reach and Rise.
The book contains topics including fat reduction options, cellulite solutions, wrinkle erasers, droopy eyelid corrections, sagging neck lifts, lip plumpers, and breast enhancements.
But if too much is used it can cause a droopy eyelid.
However, his debut was delayed because of the operations, one in December to align his eyeballs and another in January to repair a droopy eyelid.
David Reid, America's only gold-medal winner in the Olympics, is scheduled to have surgery to repair a droopy eyelid on Dec.
While it is entirely possible that the stress and fatigue caused by your university final exams are responsible for this droopy eyelid, it is very important that you visit your doctor to ensure that this is not a symptom of anything more serious.
Kashmir Uppal, from Thompsons Solicitors, said opticians said Mrs Holt had a blocked tear duct and droopy eyelid and failed to give a peripheral vision test early on.