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Blepharoplasty: Drooping or sagging eyelids can be caused by aging or the congenital (befroe birth) make-up of your eyelids. Blepharoplasty can remove excess lid skin, giving s less tired appearance. Certain chemicals can be injected around the eyes to fill up areas that have lost volume. And a brow lift can help create a more alert appearance. An eye doctor can evaluate and discuss these options with you. ...Read more
See an EyeMD.: "poofy" eyelids may be from allergies, if so cold compresses are helpful. If due to clogged oil glands (meibomitis), then hot compresses are better. Take a clean sock, fill it with rice, put in microwave for 30-40 seconds and place over closed eyes for 15 minutes 2x/day. If no better see an eye care professional. ...Read more
Yes: Blepharitis is an infection of the oil glands in the lid. The infection causes swelling of the lids. Obstruction of the oil glands can cause localized bumpy areas called a chalazion. Treatment consists of heat, lid scrubs with baby shampoo and often require local or oral antibiotics for resolution. Sometimes the chalazion will need to be drained surgically. See an eye doctor if not improving, ...Read more
Internet: I have seen small adhesive pieces for sale on the internet that you can attach to the upper eyelid. Of course, you have to remove and replace them each day. ...Read more
Probably sty: If your upper eyelid has a red pimple like pustule with surrounding redness and pain, it probably is a sty (see picture). If not see an Eye MD. Try moderately hot compresses 4-6 times /day for several days to decompress the pustule and ease the swelling. If this resolve the problem, then it was likely a sty. Good luck. ...Read more
Depends: Eyelid swelling can be indicative of numerous conditions. It could be as benign as a chalazion (stye) or as serious as orbital cellulitis. It is important to seek the care of an ophthalmologist if there is any pain with eye movement, decrease in vision, or persistent swelling that doesn't improve. ...Read more
Is eyelid thickening from blepharitis permanent? It's been 5 months and I still have no done any treatment.
You look normal: After a blepharoplasty. No more droopy eyelids and you can see better and it helps with fatigue ...Read more
Hi I have problem in upper eyelid which has swollen and no pain. What is the root cause and treatment to cure that.?
One of my upper eyelid is more heavier. The skin feels more down than before. It has gotten more puffier (fat pad). I'm young. Cause and treatment?
Upper lid: How much do you weigh & can you send us a photo of your lids and pupils (as you look to distance & not at camera)? This will help us determine cause & be sure it is not a more serious issue. ...Read more
Swelling: Swelling around the eyelids may be from allergies, skin rash, sinus infection. Treatment depends on the cause. ...Read more
Warm compress: A sty is a moderately inflamed "sweat duct" in the eyelid. The ducts get blocked. I tell my patients to get a damp wash cloth and pop it in the microwave for 30 seconds. Test it on your wrist to make sure it's not too hot. Place warm compress the closed eyelid for about5-10 minutes and re-heating as necessary. If it does not get better in a week or gets worse go to your eye doctor. ...Read more
My baby has slightly drooping eyelids by birth. She is 5 year old. But the vision is perfectly alright. Please advise me for treatment?
Here's help: If the laceration is small (less than 1/2 inch) and if the eye is not involved or the lid margin, and you do not suspect infection, then you can treat it by cleaning it, and taping the edges together. If any of the above conditions are present you should see your ophthalmologist to prevent scarring and damage to the vision. ...Read more
Eyelid hemangioma: Most hemangiomas do not require treatment - they grow and then shrink on their own. Eyelid ones are an exception though, because as they grow it can obstruct vision and cause problems with visual development in the infant. I would advise a consultation with a pediatric dermatologist and ophthalmologist. Most likely systemic therapy with Propranolol would be indicated in this situation. ...Read more
I have scar on eyelid n face due to injury 6 yr back. How it can be cured? Any treatment of hypopigment is there? Will mark removal cream help?
Healing over time: A scar forms when there is healing of an injury to the tissues. Remember that with almost all wounds, healing continues for months and months as we change the stress on the tissues. A scar forms as a result and may have many different appearances and colors. Any dark coloration may fade over time but the tissues never are the same and so some scarring will always be there. ...Read more
After my stye went away I still had a bump, googled it & found out it is a chalazion but now my eyelid is way darker than the other. Why? Treatment?
Skin pigmentation: Changes can be part of healing. A stye and a chalazion are inflammatory lesions. This can cause the pigment cells in the skin to increase pigment, resulting in increased pigmentation of the skin. For instance, it is common for folks with mild to moderate pigmentation (asians, hispanics, middle eastern heritage etc.) to have increased pigmentation at healed sites of skin injury. ...Read more
Pls explain about mgd caused by alergy. (symptom, treatment). Eyemd said that I've mgd caused by alergy, n there's oil out of the blister on eyelids. Help?
Meibomian glands: Are located with the eyelids. They produce one of the layers of the tear film. The openings of these glands are located just behind where the lashes come out the eyelids. Mgd, or meibomian gland dysfunction occurs when the glands get plugged or their secretions get too thick. This can affect the tear film and cause dry eye symptoms. Omega-3 fatty acids, taken by mouth, can help these symptoms. ...Read more
Will an eyelid lift treatment help to remove the dark circles under my eyes? I am curious about having an eyelid lift done to help remove the bags under my eyes. I also have dark circles under my eyes and I am hoping that this one procedure can help take
Lower lid bleph: A lower lid blpahroplasty cannot rid the dark circles under your eyes completely. There may be some improvement with removal of the "bags" as there is less shadowing. ...Read more
Blepharoplasty: Blepharoplasty (blef-uh-ro-plas-tee) is surgery that includes repairing droopy eyelids by removing excess skin, muscle and fat. As you age, your eyelids stretch, and the muscles supporting them weaken. As a result, excess fat may gather above and below your eyelids, causing sagging eyebrows, drooping upper lids and bags under your eyes. ...Read more
Scratched inner lower eyelid with my fingernail. Any treatment I should use? It's not very large or bleeding, just a bit red.
Eyelid Scratch: For a minor scratch like this I would do nothing except watchful waiting. If the pain increases, you start having drainage or visual changes then I would go see my doctor. This should heal quickly on its own. ...Read more
As people age, do most have some semblance of a droopy eyelid? Besides ptosis surgery what can be the most minimally invasive treatment option?
I constantly cry and I cry very hard. My eyes gets very puffy. Now my eyes look puffy and heavy eyelid when I don't cry. Natural Treatment? Permanent?
You may be depressed. Depression is a chemical imbalance in the brain and not a moral failing. You should consult your doctor as effective treatments are available. In addition to the medication, exercise helps in overcoming depression.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
My son (9yr) has pain in his eyelids. He keeps pulling out eyelashes to "make it stop". Nothing visible. Some sort of clogged pores? . Treatment?
Time for a visit: This is likely a habit disorder with the voiced "pain" in the eyelids as a cover story for his persistence. He likely does not understand why he does it and cannot stop. An evaluation by his pcp and referral to a mental health provider for assessment is your next step. Some kids battle this for years even with help. ...Read more
20m toddler with pinkeye and prescribed eye drops fights treatment all the 4x she has it. I'm scared of hurting her eyes keeping her eyelids open.
Try this: If you place your thumb/finger on her cheek and tug the skin out/down it creates a shelf. If you put the drops on that shelf & her natural blinking will distribute the drops. Anyone will fight putting stuff directly on the eyeball and naturally try to flick it out. ...Read more