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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

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Is there any way to correct a droopy eyelid and a lazy eye?

Is there any way to correct a droopy eyelid and a lazy eye?

Eyelid- yes: The droopy eyelid is called ptosis. It is usually caused by a muscle or nerve problem that is amenable to surgery. The lazy eye (amblyopia)treatment depends on the age of the patient. If the patient is under 12 years old then patching may help improve the vision. Over age 12 the nervous system is developmentally stable and patching will not help improve the vision.

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Is it possible to have a "lazy eye" and a droopy eyelid (ptosis) at the same time on the same eye?

Is it possible to have a "lazy eye" and a droopy eyelid (ptosis) at the same time on the same eye?

You bet!: In fact, the ptosis often causes the lazy eye- less input into the eye, so the eye gets ignored by the brain and relies on the other eye (amblyopia).

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A friend has a droopy eyelid and the Opthamologist has said he has a mass behind his eye and needs to have an MRI. Does this mean it is a tumor that likely needs to operated on or radiated? Could their be some other mass less serious?

A friend has a droopy eyelid and the Opthamologist has said he has a mass behind his eye and needs to have an MRI. Does this mean it is a tumor that likely needs to operated on or radiated? Could their be some other mass less serious?

Your friend's: Doctor will likely be able to give him more information after the MRI results are available and the rest of the work up is complete. It would be difficult to try to answer this without the information that his evaluation will provide.

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Son has muscular dystrophy. School had an eye exam and they made a note that his eye lids are drooping a little over his pupils. Should he be seen by his doctor?

Son has muscular dystrophy. School had an eye exam and they made a note that his eye lids are drooping a little over his pupils. Should he be seen by his doctor?

MD: I would have him see an eye physician...Not only due to ptosis (eyelid drooping) which can be helped with minor surgery but also for cataracts and other ophthalmalogic problems associated with various muscular dystrophies....

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My left eyelid hangs lower than the right. And my left pupil is sometimes smaller than the right one. What could be the cause?

My left eyelid hangs lower than the right. And my left pupil is sometimes smaller than the right one. What could be the cause?

Ptosis / anisicoria: If this is new or progressive you should see your doc to have this evaluated. Problems with the nerves to your eye and associated muscles can cause this.

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One of my eyelids is lower than the other. What is cause and cure?

One of my eyelids is lower than the other. What is cause and cure?

Ptosis: Drooping eyelid can be congenital, caused by birth trauma, acquired muscle weakness or something more serious like eye socket disease or tumor or indicative of neurological problem. Should see your eye md for diagnosis and recommended treatment.

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What is an eyelid condition called a chilasium (sp)? Causes, effects, long term results? How does one care for such a condition?

What is an eyelid condition called a chilasium (sp)? Causes, effects, long term results? How does one care for such a condition?

Chalazion: It's a small sore bump within the eyelid generally caused by a blocked oil gland. To help it resolve you may apply warm compresses a few times daily to encourage it to drain spontaneously; but please resist the urge to "pop" it or pick at it. An antibiotic may be prescribed for this by a physician. If it is very large and painful or lasts for weeks, an opthalmologist may surgically remove it.

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Over the last week I ve notist that one of my eyelids is lower then the other doing some research I ve found that wearing contacts can cause this I wear contacts for around 16 hours a day if I stop wearing contacts is there any chance my eyelid will retur

Over the last week I ve notist that one of my eyelids is lower then the other doing some research I ve found that wearing contacts can cause this I wear contacts for around 16 hours a day if I stop wearing contacts is there any chance my eyelid will retur

Eye M.D. can check: An eye doctor (md) can check to see if the ptosis might be related to contact lenses (other disorders cause ptosis). The patient can bring some pictures of himself along, so the doctor can see what the lids looked like in the past (bring also pictures of one's neutral face, tired face, sleepy face, etc..., not just a big smiley face). Lenses wear can be stopped to see if the lids return to normal.

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I took ecstasy ("molly"/pure mdma) last night, and the next morning I have one droopy eyelid. What could cause it?

I took ecstasy ("molly"/pure mdma) last night, and the next morning I have one droopy eyelid. What could cause it?

Sympathatomimetic: Sympathetic nervous system innervates the levator palpabrie superioris muscle, which elevates the eyelids. Ecstasy is methylenedioxymethamphetamine and it stimulates the sympathatic nervous system (sns) but it can also cause neurotoxicity of the sns, resulting in damage of the sns. Since, sns elevates the eyelid muscle, it's damage will result in drooping of the eyelid.

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I have eczema on one eyelid, been treating with 1% cortisone cream for 8 mos. My eyelid is drooping, is this caused by cortisone, and will it resolve?

I have eczema on one eyelid, been treating with 1% cortisone cream for 8 mos. My eyelid is drooping, is this caused by cortisone, and will it resolve?

Possible: Use of corticosteroid ophthalmic drops have rarely been reported to cause ptosis. Corticosteroids can cause muscle weakness (corticosteroid myopathy). The thinest skin in the body is in the eyelid. It is conceivable that prolonged use could cause weakness of the levator palpebrae superioris muscle that raises the eyelid.

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Can Astigmatism in one eye cause the eyelid to droop? Or does wearing outdated prescription lenses or contacts cause drooping eyelids?

Can Astigmatism in one eye cause the eyelid to droop? Or does wearing outdated prescription lenses or contacts cause drooping eyelids?

Perhaps: Of the items listed, the only one that can cause a droopy eyelid is contact lenses, which can cause ptosis from mechanical irritation of the eyelid.

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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?

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.

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Does sinusitis cause facial swelling on one side and red upper eyelid?

Does sinusitis cause facial swelling on one side and red upper eyelid?

Orbital infection: Yes, a sinus infection can cause eye swelling and redness. But usually it's because the infection is spreading to the tissues around the eye. This is considered one of the more serious complications of sinusitis. You should be seen and evaluated soon to get proper treatment for your condition. Wishing you the best.

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Can CT scan contrast cause one eyelid to swell?

Can CT scan contrast cause one eyelid to swell?

Possible: Allergy to contrast dye used in ct scanning, kidney studies (ivp dye) is very common. The eyelid and area around the eyes is very sensitive and may be the only area that shows signs of a reaction. It is possible for one to swell more than the other (or one lid not at all). You need to mention this as a possible allergy in the future. This contrast is different than MRI contrast material.

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My skin in my eye socket above my eyelid is very dry but only on one side. What could cause this?

My skin in my eye socket above my eyelid is very dry but only on one side. What could cause this?

Skin dry: Usually, the skin of the upper eyelids is lubricated by glands that have a fat-based secretion. The dryness may be due to a decreased secretion on the affected side. It is important to remember that although we may look symmetrical from left to right, we are not truly symmetrical. There are small differences from side to side that may concern us but are not at all significant.

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