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Psychogenic unilateral pseudoptosis.

Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 May-Jun;31(3):e55-7

Authors: Bagheri A, Abbasnia E, Pakravan M, Roshani M, Tavakoli M

Conversion disorders are among common psychological problems. Pseudoptosis is an uncommon presentation of this category of disorders. Herein, the authors report 2 cases of psychogenic pseudoptosis. The first case is a 21-year-old man who presented with sudden onset of ptosis in his OS 2 weeks previous. The patient reported episodes of left upper eyelid drooping during the last 7 months. The second case is a 10-year-old girl with ptosis onset 6 months previously, after a viral conjunctivitis. In both patients, specific presentations in favor of nonorganic ptosis were observed; all neurological and paraclinical evaluations were normal, and considerable familial or social stressors were found. Both patients received psychological treatment, and no recurrence was observed afterward.

PMID: 24608330 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]