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Why is one of my eyelids drooping

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
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Not common: This is called unilateral ptosis and should be evaluated if of recent origin. It is certainly not the appearance you want out there but is definitely... Read More
Dr. Suzanne Galli
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Drooping eyelid: This problem is common. Your best bet would be to have your eyes evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon.

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Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Droopy lids: Usually there is some mild eyelid swelling that causes an allergic reaction and eyelids to droop. You can give a trial of benadryl 1.2 tsp (2.5 cc/ml)... Read More
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Ptosis or droopy eye: can be congenital, or present at birth and affects only 1 eye in 70% of the time. It can also signal a dysfunction of the nerve than ennervates the m... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ilan Cohen
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Ptosis: A drooping eye lid is called ptosis. It can occur for numerous reasons, most of which can be surgically corrected. See your eye doctor to determine th... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
LASIK Surgery 18 years experience
Eyelid droopiness: Eyelid droopiness can be a sign of many issues. You should see an eye doctor for further evaluation and correction.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Davis
Ophthalmology 16 years experience
See your doctor: This should prompt a visit to your doctor now to rule out any major problems.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ilan Cohen
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Yes: A drooping eye lid is called ptosis. It can occur for numerous reasons, most of which can be surgically corrected. See your eye doctor to determine th... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
See an Eye MD: In order to determine whether eyedrops can help, first you need a complete diagnosis, so see an eye md soon.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katherine Caldwell
General Practice 17 years experience
Topical steroids: Usually we recommend not using topical steroid preparations (like cortisone) for more than 2 weeks at a time, because the steroid medication can cause... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Notaroberto
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
A decrease or loss: of function of your orbicularis oculi or levator muscles (some of the muscles that control eyelid movement) can indicate a neurologic pathology that n... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ilan Cohen
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Oculoplastics: Oculoplastics surgeons specialize in surgeries of the eye lids and orbits. This is the doctor you want to see so long as you already know the cause of... Read More

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