Psychogenic unilateral pseudoptosis

Abbas Bagheri, Ehsan Abbasnia, Mohammad Pakravan, Maryam Roshani, Mehdi Tavakoli

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e55-e57
JournalOphthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology


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