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Causes One Eyelid Droop
Ptosis: Drooping eyelids that are symmetrical usually are not dangerous and can be caused by weakness of eyelid elevating muscles or just age. However, might be an indicator of neurological or brain problem. Should see eye md asap to diagnose and recommend treatment. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Usually aging: There are many causes of a drooping eyelid. The most common cause is aging, which can result in the eyelid muscle becoming loose and detached from the eyelid. Other causes include nerve problems, such as a 3rd nerve palsy, horner's syndrome, or myasthenia gravis (these may require urgent evaluation). Children born with drooping eyelids may have weak eyelid muscles. Most causes can be treated. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Many causes: Conciderring your young age, the droop of the lower eyelid could be related to a systemic problem like thyroid dysfunction or a genetic disposition. I suggest to have an exam by your ophthalmologist to determine the cause and rule out systemic or more serious problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thyroid, others: In the 19 year old age group, thyroid malfunction is the most likely diagnosis. Less common are tumors behind the eye, some primary and some metastatic. If the bulging is accompanied by pain, especially on eye motion it could be infectionl this always requires evaluation and you should see a neuro-ophthalmologist or oculoplastic surgeon (not an optometrist). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dry eye twitching: A common cause of eyelid or eye twitching is dry eye. A trial of artificial tears +/- omega 3 vitamins often relieves the symptoms. More serious causes of eyelid twitching should be evaluated by an ophthalmologist if the symptoms do not resolve with tears. http://fleye.com/store/artificial-tears/retaine-mgd.html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several causes: Eyelid twitching is very common, and often occurs from stress, fatigue, lack of sleep, and overuse of stimulants such as caffeine or decongestants. Local eye irritation can also add to this, such as dry eye, allergy, and blepharitis (eyelid infection, inflammation). Eyestrain and excessive reading can contribute. Try reducing the stress/stimulant factors, and get an eye exam for the other causes. ...Read more
Botox for ptosis: I do not recommend using Botox in this case, as it will relax the muscles that are keeping your lids open, which will result in worse ptosis. I would instead suggest seeing a board-certified plastic surgeon in your area for possible eyelid surgery. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
In a way: A lazy eye is one which moves usually outwards from the other eye. It usually gets that way from infancy and childhood issues with the vision or eye position. In a few cases it is because of limited vision in one eye due to anatomical or physiological defects. But mostly the vision is down because of refractive or positional problems in which the brain makes a choice to ignore one eye. ...Read more
Not exactly: Ptosis of the eyelid is corrected, in most cases, by advancing the levator muscle, which raises the eyelid. It is done through the same type of incision as a blepharoplasty and the two procedures are often combined in older people. In some cases, ptosis is corrected by an incision on the inside of the eyelid, which would not be combined with blepharoplasty. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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