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A 43-year-old member asked:

Why does just one eyelid droop?

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Dr. Richard Wieder
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Ptosis: Ptosis, or eyelid drooping, has multiple possible causes. These include aging, neurological conditions, inflammation, and mechanical causes (from something weighing the lid down or residual effects from a previous infection). It's very important for you to have this evaluated by an ophthalmologist to make sure this isn't a significant condition.
Dr. Tim Conrad
Dr. Tim Conrad commented
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
It is unlikely a red, swollen ear has anything to do with a droopy eyelid.
Sep 18, 2013
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Many possible causes: You need an evaluation by an ophthalmologist to determine why your eyelid is droopy. There are some very serious medical conditions that can be associated with a droopy eyelid.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

My main concern is my eyelid which is just drooping. So what should I do?

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Dr. Scott McKnight
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
Surgery?: It may be a stretched out muscle or just excess skin, if not from a medical problem. You need to see an eye surgeon for help. Only get surgery if it blocks your vision enough to be worth going through surgery. Unless it is just cosmetic.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What does a doctor have to do to correct one drooping eyelid?

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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 you drooping lid.
A 46-year-old member asked:

My mom has drooping eyelid on one side?

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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 the cause of the ptosis and for treatment recommendations.
A 53-year-old member asked:

What does it mean if my one eyelid starts to droop?

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Dr. WILLIAM STROHMAN
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Eyelid droop: It could mean anything from a stroke to bell's palsy to eyelid swelling from infection - this needs immediate attention.

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