Ptosis Crutches

Myasthenia Gravis (MG)

 

Ocular Myasthenia Gravis (MG) affects eye muscles, resulting in the patients struggling to control and raise their eyelids (drooping eyelids) which can impact their line of sight and general vision.  The Ptosis Crutch, developed by the Biomedical Engineering group is an adjustable crutch that can be fitted to spectacles to support one or both eyelids. 


Current remedies include surgery, medication or the use of a crutch, but patients with the active Ocular MG disease are not advised to undergo surgery because they may have to undergo multiple surgeries to keep correcting a droopy eyelid. Also, not all patients can afford medication or respond to it, in which cases the ptosis crutch is the best option.

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