pseudoptosis

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.
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The reasons that can lead to a secondary breast reduction surgery include insufficient volume excision at the first surgery, development of pseudoptosis due to breast deformity, or recurrence of macromastia.
This phenomenon, which is known as a silent sinus syndrome (SSS), is characterized by progressive enophthalmos, hypoglobus, and pseudoptosis with deepening of the superior sulcus [14].
Normal: areola above the inframammary fold (IMF) and above the gland contour; Grade I: areola at the IMF and above the gland contour; Grade II: areola below the IMF and above the gland contour; Grade III: areola below the IMF and below the gland contour; Pseudoptosis: areola at the IMF with glandular ptosis; Parenchymal Maldistribution: areola at the IMF with loose, hypoplastic glandular skin.
Pseudoptosis can be simulated in a small globe due to injury or inflammation resulting in an abnormal shape, as in pthisis bulbi or due to ipsilateral hypotropia.
Pseudoptosis (or ptosis), which involves a reduction in the opening of the upper eyelid with a normal levator muscle, is rarely reported in TAO patients.[sup][1],[2],[3] In this article, we reported three cases of unilateral pseudoptosis due to inflammation of the levator in the contralateral eye.
Twelve patients had true ptosis and 5 had pseudoptosis. In only one patient ptosis was not present.
Correction of ptosis or pseudoptosis in congenital double elevator palsy by either extraocular muscle or lid surgery.
Conditions may make an upper eyelid appear low (pseudoptosis), including a hypertropia on the contralateral side, microphthalmos, blepharochalasis, phthisis bulbi, dermatochala-sis, or a superior sulcus defect secondary to trauma or cicatrix.
At 6 years of age she had microcephaly, mental retardation, strabismus, pseudoptosis, and a cerebellar syndrome.
Incidence of earlobe ptosis and pseudoptosis in patients seeking facial rejuvenation surgery and effects of aging.