Boston Mayor Thomas Menino Recovering From Droopy Eyelid Surgery

Boston Mayor Thomas Menino is recovering from surgery to lift his droopy eyelids, his office said. Menino, 69, was diagnosed with dehiscence ptosis, a condition caused by the slow stretching of tiny tendons that hold up the upper eyelids. "Over time, the tendons can stretch or detach from their anchor point on the eyelids," said Dr. Mami Iwamoto, the Boston-based ophthalmologist who performed the procedure Wednesday. "If that occurs, the lids hang lower than they should." The upper eyelids...Full Story
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