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Exercises for drooping eyelids

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rebecca Dale
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
No: Eyelids can droop for many reasons: excessive skin, stretching of the connective tissues that connect the muscles to the structures of the eyelid, ab... Read More
Dr. John Hoffmann
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Unlikely: It depends on the cause. Most cases of drooping eyelids are either due to a nerve/muscle problem or due to excess skin. A drooping eyelid can also be ... Read More
Dr. Suzanne Galli
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Droopy eyelid: There are several causes of a droopy eyelid. Your best bet would be to have your eyes evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon. Exercise ... Read More

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Ptosis: Drooping eyelids that are symmetrical usually are not dangerous and can be caused by weakness of eyelid elevating muscles or just age. However, might... Read More
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 19 years experience
Need picture!: Ptosis is what we call it when eyelids don't appear fully open. It is often one sided, and can be caused by serious medical conditions. You should g... Read More
Dr. Azita Madjidi
Plastic Surgery 30 years experience
Many reasons: Could be neurological ( bell's palsy), mechanical (muscle disinsertion), congenital ( you are born with it), muscular (myasthenia).
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Chandler
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Usually surgery: Unless the eyelids are temporarily droopy from swelling or infection, surgery is required to fix this. Ptosis (drooping of the lids) is common, and so... Read More
Dr. John Park
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
With surgery.: Droopy eyelid can mean either excess skin hanging over the upper eyelid (dermatochalasis) and/or sagging of the upper eyelid edge (blepharoptosis). De... Read More
Dr. Suzanne Galli
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Droopy eyelid: There are several causes of a droopy eyelid. Your best bet would be to have your eyes evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
LASIK Surgery 18 years experience
Eyelid drooping: The most common cause of eyelid drooping is related to age. Chonic inflammation of the lids and eyes can also cause eyelid to droop to protect the ey... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darab Hormozi
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Can be: If the drooping eyelid is interfering with your periferal vision to a significant amount that is determined by a test called "visual field test", then... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matheson Harris
Ophthalmology 16 years experience
It depends: Eyelids can be droopy for lots of reasons. In kids it is generally due to a poorly developed muscle. In adults it can be due to a stretched out muscl... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
See an Eye MD: First you need to discover why you have a droopy eye lid. See an ophthalmologist or oculoplastic surgeon for evaluation.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to he... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Perozek
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
See eye doctor: First make sure you don't have a medical problem with the connection between the nerve and the muscle which would manifest itself as drooping worse wh... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 55 years experience
No: If the drooping loids are due to myasthenia gravis, medication can help. Sometimes weight loss can slightly reduce drooping of lids. There are s... Read More

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