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Can surgery fix a drooping eyelid?

Can surgery fix a drooping eyelid?

Yes: There are a variety of surgeries that can fix a droopy lid which is referred to as ptosis. The best procedure to repair the ptosis depends on what causes the problem. Usually the causes are due to excessive skin or abnormal muscle function or muscle slippage. ...Read more

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Drooping Eyelid (Definition)

Drooping eyelid (ptosis or blepharoptosis) = border of the upper eyelid sags ...Read more


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Is there any way to fix drooping eyelids without surgery?

Is there any way to fix drooping eyelids without surgery?

No: If the drooping loids are due to myasthenia gravis, medication can help. Sometimes weight loss can slightly reduce drooping of lids. There are some drops that can cause elevation of eyelids. Unfortunately they can have adverse effects. ...Read more

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How to fix my drooping eyelid without surgery?

How to fix my drooping eyelid without surgery?

May try drops: Most important is to find out why the eyelid is drooping and rule out anything significant that might contribute to it. This is essential. If everything that might be related to the cause of a droopy eye is excluded it may be possible to use a low dose of neosynephrine (phenylephrine) drop infrequently to mask the droop if you do not desire a surgical correction. Only with advice and followup with ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever had surgery for only one drooping eyelid?

Has anyone ever had surgery for only one drooping eyelid?

Yes, but...: Many surgeons who perform this kind of corrective surgery will operate on both eyelids because of the existence of a reflex in the brain that causes one lid to descend when the other is raised. So, raising the drooping lid alone may cause the other (normal) lid to droop. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever had botched surgery for a drooping eyelid?

Eyelid surgery: Correcting drooping eyelids is a safe procedure in experienced hands Your best bet would be to have your eyes evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Can drooping eyelids cause vision problems needing surgery?

Can drooping eyelids cause vision problems needing surgery?

Yes: Drooping eyelids can interfere with your periferal field or even straight ahead vision depending on the amount of droop. A visual field can determin and quantify this. ...Read more

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Can I have my drooping eyelids corrected from ptosis without surgery?

Not usually: If the lids droop over the eyes themselves, this is ptosis, which would require surgery. If there is skin laxity on the eyelids, surgery is the most effective treatment. Some lasers can provide some tightening to the skin, but this may not be sufficient to create a substantial improvement. ...Read more

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Ptosis surgery for a drooping eyelid really worth it?

Ptosis surgery for a drooping eyelid really worth it?

That depends...: On how much it bothers you. It is important to be properly informed of the risks & benefits by your surgeon, so you can make an informed decision. Things to consider: how much does the obstructed vision affect your daily activities (reading, driving, etc.)? Do you maintain a chin up posture to see? Eye fatigue? These can be improved with surgery but there is a risk of dryness, asymmetry &revision. ...Read more

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I am contemplating having eyelid surgery due to impaired vision. Do i contact an opthamologist first? My upper peripheral vision is greatly diminished due to my drooping eyelids. I can actually see the bottom of my eyelids. If I have this surgery, i wo

I am contemplating having eyelid surgery due to impaired vision.  Do i contact an opthamologist first? My upper peripheral vision is greatly diminished due to my drooping eyelids.  I can actually see the bottom of my eyelids.  If I have this surgery, i wo

In : In order to be covered by insurance, the drooping of your eyelids must decrease your field of vision significantly. This sounds like the case for you. Ptosis surgery or upper lid blepharoplastyis commonly performed by plastic surgeons but they are not prepared to deal with some of the potential complications that can affect the eye. If it was me, i would want an oculoplastic surgeon or an opthalmologist with significant experience to correct the drooping lids. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning with drooping eyelid in my left eye. I have been having headaches on and off, although I am not having one right now.

I woke up this morning with drooping eyelid in my left eye. I have been having headaches on and off, although I am not having one right now.

Ptosis: sounds like ptosis (a weakness of the levator muscle in the eylid) Headaches suggestive of inflammatory process. Bells palsy can look similar but it is seldom isolated only to the eyelid. Have your situation evaluated by MD. Your condition is not normal and could have other causes ...Read more

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Will double eyelid surgery (upper and lower) fix one of my droopy eyelid?

Will double eyelid surgery (upper and lower) fix one of my droopy eyelid?

Droopy eyelid: There are several causes of a droopy eyelid. Your best bet would be to have your eyes evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a droopy eyelid to recover after catarract surgery?

How long does it take for a droopy eyelid to recover after catarract surgery?

Up to 2 months: Many factors can contribute to drooping of the eyelid after cataract surgery. In most cases the droop resolves gradually but in about 1/3 of cases it can resist partially or totally after 2 months. In those situations a ptosis surgery is needed to correct the eyelid position. ...Read more

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I have a droopy eyelid. Is there a surgery that would help?

I have a droopy eyelid. Is there a surgery that would help?

Droopy eyelid: There are several causes of a droopy eyelid. Your best bet would be to have your eyes evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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What can I do about my droopy eyelid? When is a good time or age for surgery?

What can I do about my droopy eyelid?  When is a good time or age for surgery?

It depends: The procedure to fix a droopy eyelid depends on the cause, which can be diagnosed by an oculoplastic surgeon. Unless it is blocking vision, you can have it fixed at any age. In a child if it blocks vision, it should be fixed asap. ...Read more

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Does laser surgery lead to a droopy eyelid?

Does laser surgery lead to a droopy eyelid?

Droopy eyelid: There are several causes of a droopy eyelid. Your best bet would be to have your eyes evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have droopy eyelid surgery a few months after a catarct surgery?

Is it safe to have droopy eyelid surgery a few months after a catarct surgery?

Yes: Ask your cataract surgeon to be referred to a good oculoplastic surgeon. This can be fixed easily by an experienced surgeon. ...Read more

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