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One of the doctors said that it is possible to get drooping eyelid corrected through drops while the other disagreed.so what is the solution?plz ans.

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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.
Dr. John Park
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Not a great solution: Two muscles control upper lid height: levator palpebrae and müllers muscle. The müllers muscle is responsible for about 15% of the upper lid position. It is sympathetically innervated (the fight-or-flight response). Under stress, your eyelid opens up a bit. Certain eyedrops activate the sympathetic system, so it too can raise your lid a bit (0-2mm). It's a temporary fix and not a great solution.

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