Psychogenic pseudoptosis

J Neurol. 1997 Oct;244(10):623-4. doi: 10.1007/s004150050156.


Three patients with psychogenic pseudoptosis of one eyelid are reported. All showed depression of the eyebrow on the affected side. The clinical course varied: in two patients the symptom resolved spontaneously after positive reassurance; in the third patient it remained unchanged for 2 years.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Blepharoptosis / diagnosis
  • Blepharoptosis / psychology*
  • Conversion Disorder / diagnosis
  • Conversion Disorder / psychology*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged