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why are one of my eyelids lower than the other

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Ptosis: Drooping eyelid can be congenital, caused by birth trauma, acquired muscle weakness or something more serious like eye socket disease or tumor or indi ... Read More
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Dr. Mike Bowman
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Ptosis=eyelid droop: Most likely you have ptosis, which is a drooping of the upper eyelid. This can be related to some serious medical problems, so you should get it chec ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner
27 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: It could be from muscle weakness, nerve, excess skin, genetic or trauma. The droopy eye lid called ptosis. If its new then please seek ophthalmolog ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Oculoplastic surgery: You need this evaluated by an oculoplastic surgeon ( ask your ophthalmologist to recommend one) who can determine whether there is a treatable reason ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Ptosis / anisicoria: If this is new or progressive you should see your doc to have this evaluated. Problems with the nerves to your eye and associated muscles can cause th ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Metzinger
37 years experience Plastic Surgery
Blepharoptosis: Without pictures it is difficult to answer but what you are describing could be dermatochalasis or blepharochalasis with ptosis. Please see a board ce ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
23 years experience Ophthalmology
Lid irritation: More often than not this is related to eyelid irritation. Use some artificial tears regularly, like 4 times a day and see how it does! if not better, ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Maybe the opposite?: Myasthenia gravis is a chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disease. In myasthenia gravis, your immune system produces antibodies that block your muscles' ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Eye M.D. can check: An eye doctor (md) can check to see if the ptosis might be related to contact lenses (other disorders cause ptosis). The patient can bring some pictur ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wachtel
58 years experience Ophthalmology
Baggy eyelids: Sudden appearance of swollen, baggy lower eyelids may be associated with fluid retention. Check your weight for any recent gain and consult your fam ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
29 years experience Addiction Medicine
Find the cause: Treatment will depend on the cause but more than likely involves surgery.

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