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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Chandler
33 years experience Ophthalmology
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
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Dr. John Park answered
20 years experience Plastic Surgery
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
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Dr. Suzanne Galli
24 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
55 years experience Ophthalmology
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
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matheson Harris
16 years experience Ophthalmology
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
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Dr. Gregory Vipond
19 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Drooping eyelids: The treatment of a drooping eyelid depends on its cause. If the drooping is due to the stretching or looseness of the eyelid lifting muscle, either a ... Read More
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Dr. John Park
Dr. John Park answered
20 years experience Plastic Surgery
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
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. T Jeff Russell
35 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: There are a variety of surgeries that can fix a droopy lid which is referred to as ptosis. The best procedure to repair the ptosis depends on what ca ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Miller
54 years experience Ophthalmology
May try drops: Most important is to find out why the eyelid is drooping and rule out anything significant that might contribute to it. This is essential. If everythi ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darab Hormozi
38 years experience Plastic Surgery
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
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Coden
37 years experience Ophthalmology
Most of the time,yes: Generally, ptosis is repaired using a number of surgical techniques. Rarely, ptosis may be secondary to a systemic disease (like myasthenia gravis ) a ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
53 years experience Ophthalmology
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
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ali Zaidi
Dr. Ali Zaidi answered
16 years experience Ophthalmology
Usually aging: There are many causes of a drooping eyelid. The most common cause is aging, which can result in the eyelid muscle becoming loose and detached from th ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matheson Harris
16 years experience Ophthalmology
It's possible: As an oculoplastic surgeon, i certainly see many patients with drooping eyelids who state their mother and grandmother had the same problem. So it do ... Read More

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