2020–2021 BCSC Basic and Clinical Science Course™
6 Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Part II: Pediatric Ophthalmology
Chapter 17: Eyelid Disorders
Other Causes of Ptosis in Children
Ptosis may occur in children as a result of several other disorders, including third nerve palsy, monocular elevation deficiency, myasthenia gravis, congenital fibrosis of the extraocular muscles, chronic progressive external ophthalmoplegia, and Horner syndrome. It may also be associated with several systemic disorders, including Turner, Cornelia de Lange, and fetal alcohol syndromes. These entities are discussed elsewhere in this book and in other BCSC volumes.
Excerpted from BCSC 2020-2021 series: Section 10 - Glaucoma. For more information and to purchase the entire series, please visit https://www.aao.org/bcsc.