pseudoptosis

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pseudoptosis

 [soo″do-to´sis]
decrease in the size of the palpebral aperture.

pseu·dop·to·sis

(sū'dōp-tō'sis), In the diphthong pt, the p is silent only at the beginning of a word.
A condition resembling an inability to elevate the eyelid, due to blepharophimosis, blepharochalasis, or some other affliction.
[pseudo- + G. ptōsis, a falling]

pseu·dop·to·sis

(sū-dŏp-tō'sis)
A condition resembling an inability to elevate the eyelid, due to blepharophimosis, blepharochalasis, or some other affliction.
Synonym(s): false blepharoptosis.
[pseudo- + G. ptōsis, a falling]

pseudoptosis 

A condition resembling ptosis, due to abnormalities other than those found in the eyelid elevator muscles. Causes include blepharophimosis, dermatochalasis, ipsilateral hypotropia, phthisis bulbi, microphthalmos, anophthalmos, or a decrease in orbital volume as in enophthalmos. Syn. apparent ptosis. See blepharophimosis syndrome.