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Here is a quick mnemonic “DIPLOPIA to remember about Carotid Blepharoptosis

This can be valuable for patients as well as medical doctors, nurses & students doing their clinical rounds. You can also find it very useful for med exams like USMLE, MBBS, NEET PG, FMGE, NExT, MCAT & NCLEX exams

Blepharoptosis: How To Remember Easily ?

  • D – Drooping eyelid: Blepharoptosis is characterized by an abnormal drooping of the eyelid.
  • I – Insertion abnormality: Ptosis can result from abnormal insertion of the levator palpebrae superioris aponeurosis into the eyelid.
  • P – Photographs for dating: Inspection of old photographs can be helpful in determining the onset of acquired ptosis.
  • L – Levator palpebrae superioris: Congenital ptosis can be caused by dysgenesis of the levator palpebrae superioris.
  • O – Onset awareness: Acquired ptosis may develop so gradually that the patient is unaware of the problem.
  • P – Prior history: A history of trauma, eye surgery, contact lens use, diplopia, systemic symptoms, or family history of ptosis should be considered.
  • I – Intricate Late worsening: Fluctuating ptosis that worsens late in the day is typical of myasthenia gravis.
  • A – Assessment focus: Ptosis evaluation should focus on proptosis, eyelid masses, deformities, inflammation, pupil inequality, and limitation of motility.

Mnemonic : DIPLOPIA

Dr. Arin Nandi

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