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Nat101 05-16-2009 05:05 AM

CPEO information
Hi everybody :)
I'm new to this so am still not sure if i am doing the right post or whatever!! :confused:
Anyway, I have recently been diagnosed with Chronic Progressive External Opthalmolplegia after having many tests and a muscle biopsy. I am 15 years old and just wanting some more information about it from people who actually have it instead of one of the many consultants i have seen who just give way too much confusing detail!
Im expecting an operation sometime this year to lift my eyelids but at the moment i still know little about this!
Anyone had any experience of this operation or of the disorder?
Any comments would be appreciated :)
Thanks, Nat x

Nat101 05-18-2009 09:02 AM

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Anyone??? :confused:

chchips1 05-29-2009 06:44 PM

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Hi Nat:

Sorry to hear you're going through the process and finding out you've got CPEO. I can only encourage you that it sounds like you're seeing good doctors if you're even getting a diagnosis. So many of "us" have had to go through many many many doctors visits over the years when little was known or discussed about this problem.

Before going into what CPEO is I would encourage you to read the other posts on CPEO on healthboards. Just put CPEO into the search bar at healthboards and you'll get some of the closed postings... very informative and this will give you some background on a lot of the participants backgrounds

Hope this helps you out. I'll be happy to answer any questions you might have also. I had CPEO's onset right around your age as well. Doctors still aren't sure if my condition is more "Kearns Sayre Syndrome" or CPEO etc...

Good luck and we'll talk to you soon.

charlene [QUOTE=Nat101;3987797]Anyone??? :confused:[/QUOTE]

kdmosley09 09-14-2009 10:41 PM

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Hello i am so happy I have found someone that has the same condition as I, CPEO...I would love to share infromation.

sandwood 09-27-2009 09:53 AM

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Hi kdmosley09,

I was first clinically diagnosed in 1993 then with mito dna deletion and complex 1 deficiency. Had two rt. eye ptosis repairs prior to then. Now I need to get another but don't really trust anyone on my insurance to know what they are doing (with me that is). Probably need to venture out but there is always difficulties with that, given the distance & necessary after care and such. I'm wondering about if it is possible to have something a lot less invasive then muscle adjustment, just a minor adjustment, like a little skin tuck. Oh, well.

Hope everyone is doing fair,


kdmosley09 09-28-2009 06:27 AM

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Hello Sandy, I have the same issue as well...I have had two operations for ptosis but the first one was unsucessfull and dont like the turn out of the operation...I there is a doctor here in Texas that preformed the ptosis surgery on my left eye where he went underneath the eyelid and made the adjustment, it came out very good....I will find out the name of the procedure and get back to you...Where are u located, Im so thankful I found some1 to share info with


sandwood 10-05-2009 09:28 PM

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I thought I replied but somehow didn't take. Anyway I would like to know about the procedure you had and where. For some reason my insurance for specialist includes Texas. It's at least 500 miles away!


bkiliszewski 11-17-2009 10:10 PM

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I was diagnosed about 12 years ago, have had 3 surgeries to lift my lids. Many problems with that including dry eyes, I use restasis and sleep in a mask at night as well as wearing goggles outside to keep the wind off of my eyes.
Last year I suffered a stroke, my right c artery is narrower than my left because the muscles in the artery have thickened for some reason which I believe is related to cpeo...has anyone ever heard of this?

kdmosley09 11-18-2009 08:13 AM

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No sorry I have never herd of sorry to here that has happen...I to have cpeo, what have the doctors stated to you and could this been prevented in anyway.please get back to me

kdmosley09 11-18-2009 08:20 AM

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the procedure i had was done here in Dallas tx, the doctor was very helpful than the first doctor that i saw on my left eye...the sugery was very sucessfull...he did the procedure underneath my eye lid instead of cutting on the out side to lift my eye lid...came out much better his name is dr. mazow,...

sandwood 12-20-2009 06:11 AM

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Yes, the heart may be involved and considered a CPEO progression. I'm suppose to get it checked every year, but I don't. Myopathy could make the heart muscle enlarge. I hope you're okay. Dry eye sounds terrible. Over time it should relax, one would hope.

My neuro-ophthalmologist retired I'm asking his replacement about ptosis repair next month. Maybe get a referral somewhere. I'll look up dr. mazow, I can find his/her's #, no problem. Thanks

lmx82 03-13-2010 07:18 PM

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[QUOTE=kdmosley09;4126294]the procedure i had was done here in Dallas tx, the doctor was very helpful than the first doctor that i saw on my left eye...the sugery was very sucessfull...he did the procedure underneath my eye lid instead of cutting on the out side to lift my eye lid...came out much better his name is dr. mazow,...[/QUOTE]
Which surgery did you have? the levator resection? Could you give more details?

kdmosley09 03-15-2010 08:25 AM

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The procedure that AI had was performed by a doctor here in Dallas,tx which he is very well experienced with this procedure...the procedure was performed under my eye lid where the excess skin was removed and the eye was lifted about 1 was done very well...u cant even tell anything was done...wich we could talk about this instead of messages...I would love to know more about ur symptomns as well...the procedure that ur talking about was offered to me by anohter doctor but didnt like the procedure, the procedure im telling u about was alot better...serious...get back with me.....

lmx82 03-21-2010 06:00 AM

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I sent a personal message too - just curious, do you know the exact name of the procedure?

kdmosley09 03-22-2010 08:43 AM

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is there any other way to exchange contact information

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