drooping eyelid

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Ptosis is a symptom in which a person has drooping of one or both eyelids. Drooping can be temporary or permanent, and be caused by muscle weakness, nerve damage, eyelid damage, etc

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What causes drooping eyelids?

Ptosis

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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.
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Dr. Ali A. Zaidi answered:

What causes a drooping eyelid?

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.
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How can I fix drooping eyelids?

With surgery.

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Droopy eyelid can mean either excess skin hanging over the upper eyelid (dermatochalasis) AND/OR sagging of the upper eyelid edge (blepharoptosis). Dermatochalsis is corrected with blepharoplasty, where the excess skin is excised. The scar hides well in the upper lid crease. Blepharoptosis is corrected by tighening the muscle that lifts the lid. This is done via lid crease or conjunctival incision
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Dr. Dong Jun Park answered:

How do you fix a drooping eyelid?

With surgery.

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Droopy eyelid can mean either excess skin hanging over the upper eyelid (dermatochalasis) AND/OR sagging of the upper eyelid edge (blepharoptosis). Dermatochalsis is corrected with blepharoplasty, where the excess skin is excised. The scar hides well in the upper lid crease. Blepharoptosis is corrected by tighening the muscle that lifts the lid. This is done via lid crease or conjunctival incision
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Dr. Jay C. Bradley answered:

What could cause drooping eyelids?

Eyelid drooping

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The most common cause of eyelid drooping is related to age. Chonic inflammation of the lids and eyes can also cause eyelid to droop to protect the eye. Previous trauma or neurologic issues can also contribute to eyelid droopiness. To determine the cause, you need to see an eye doctor.
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Dr. T Jeff Russell answered:

Can surgery fix a drooping eyelid?

Yes

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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.
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My mom has drooping eyelids. Will I?

Hereditary drooping

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A lot of our physical appearance and changes with aging are inherited from our parents. Drooping eyelids, or eyelid ptosis, can be an inherited feature. As the body ages, the muscle that helps lift the eyelids can stretch, leading to droopiness. This is quite common and certainly may be inherited but not necessarily. Fortunately, it can be treated with a minor operation under local anesthesia.
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Dr. Tod Haller answered:

Can drooping eyelids cause amblyopia?

Not always

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In children , if a dropping eyelid blocks (or partially) the child's vision, it certainly can, but it won't if the visual axis is wide open or if the patient is an adult. See am ophthalmologist to determine if it is blocking the vision.
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Dr. Otto J. Placik answered:

How can I get rid of drooping eyelids?

Find cause first

See your opthalamologist first to establish a diagnosis and determine the cause. This may be one of the first indications of a serious underlying diseased. In most instances it is generally due to aging and repair will depend on the severity with some requiring a tuck of the muscle and other procedures reattaching the muscle. When the muscle has failed altogether, other muscles may be used.
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What does a drooping eyelid look like?

Like it sounds

the upper eyelid is lower than usual.
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