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my left eyelid never opens all the way. what can i do?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Lid ptosis: A droopy lid is called ptosis of the eyelid. There are many causes from birth defect to a variety of traumas and diseases. If this is a new event you should have an ophthalmologist look at it. If present and stable for many years, it can be surgically elevated by an oculoplastic surgeon. Your ophthalmologist can recommend one for you.

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A 23-year-old female asked:

Is there anything to be concerned about if you have one eyelid that appears to be lower?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
If not born this way: Most people don't have perfectly symmetrical faces, so one eyelid may be lower than the other. If a person always had one eyelid lower, from birth or early childhood, that is likely normal for him. However, if an eyelid goes lower later in life, there may be a problem with the muscles of the eyelid or the nerves controlling the eyelid. An ophthalmologist (eye specialist) can figure it out.
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I have a small white bump (cist) that just appeared on the inside of my left eyelid..Is there anything special I should do to treat this?

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Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Gentle massage with eye closed with warm compress. Also can let 'no tears' shampoo run through eyes and help clean out glands. Use j&j name brand baby shampoo, some generics burn. If not improving see eye doctor.
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A 24-year-old member asked:

I have a. Bump on my upper eyelid?

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Dr. Christopher Coller
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Stye or chalazion?: These are kind of like folliculitis for the eye-lashes usually caused by bacteria. Start with warm compresses. Don't squeeze it. You can pick up some otc solution or ointment to use. If it's getting worse or not getting better, go see your doc to make sure that that's what it is. Xanthelasmas are cholesterol deposits in the eyelids that are benign and also on the differential.
A 26-year-old member asked:

Red bump inside of inner eyelid?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Yes?: Need more information! re-ask your quesiton or re-phrase it. Inside the eye, could be allergic, infectious, viral or a chalazion. If an issue, see eye care professional promptly. "i am not seeing your question clearly".
A 26-year-old member asked:

I have a knot on my lower eyelid n i'm not sure what it is?

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Dr. Aaron Segal
Family Medicine 19 years experience
A stye in your eye: Probably a stye... A bit like a pimple in our on the eyelid. Many can be treated by your family doctor with warm compresses and antibiotic eye drops. Some need to be drained and removed, usually by an ophthalmologist.

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