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A 41-year-old member asked:

One eye feels like it is open more than the other but it looks normal. what is this?

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Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 61 years experience
Lid retraction: The most common cause for this is an overacting thyroid gland. Blood tests can resolve this diagnosis quickly.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

My eyes feel strange. One eye feels like it is open more than the other. Could it be my medications?

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Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 61 years experience
One eye open more: It is possible your medications can due this depending on what they are. It would be wise to have your thyroid gland evaluated since and overacting gland (hyperthyroidism) is the most commonest cause for one eye being open more widely.

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Last updated Jul 14, 2012

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