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Could you tell me why my left side eye is slighty higher than my right eye? what causes hypertropia?

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Dr. Solomon Gelbart
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Many possibilities: I assume you were not born with a slight orbital asymmetry with one eye higher. There are many causes of hypertropia. One of the most common is IV cranial (Trochlear) nerve weakness which can come from trauma, diabetes or many other things. Another is Graves disease with hyperthyroidism. There is a long list but usually the problem is benign. U should be seen by EyeMD-let me know if I can help.

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A 53-year-old member asked:

What could be wrong if my left side eyeball is slighty higher than my right eye? What causes hypertropia?

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Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 62 years experience
Eye lid: you may be noticing a drooping lid on one side or a lid retraction on the other side, both have different meanings and need to be first evakuated by an ophthalmologist.
Last updated Dec 9, 2017


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