Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Ptosis Home Care

Home care for a drooping eyelid includes:

  • Use artificial tears for dry eyes.
  • Take prescribed medications as directed:
    • Don't skip doses of your medication. This makes them less effective.
    • Be aware of the common side effects that may be caused by your medication.

Ptosis Warning Signs

Notify your doctor if you have a drooping eyelid and any of the following:

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Last Updated: Feb 15, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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