|...........||When examining a patient with ptosis, you need to show the examiner
that you can perform the examination from the surgical viewpoint ie. the
amount of ptosis, the levator function, presence of Bell's phenomenon and
corneal sensation. Secondly, you need to show him/her the cause of the
ptosis. In children with ptosis, the two most likely diagnosis being congenital
ptosis secondary to dystrohic muscle (demonstrated by the failure of the
muscle to descend on downgaze) and Marcus-Gunn jaw winking.
Learn the different surgical techniques for ptosis as you may be asked which one you think is suitable for the case under examination.
Common ptosis cases