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Drooping Eyelid (Overview)

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?

What causes drooping eyelids?

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 more

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Drooping Eyelid (Overview)

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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My brother says I should get treated because once in a while I get drooping eyelid? Is he right?

My brother says I should get treated because once in a while I get drooping eyelid? Is he right?

Depends: There are many reasons for droop of the lid. First is this recent or a slow evolution of long standing? Your ophthalmologist can help discover why it droops. Treatment is only necessary if it is persistent and a health or cosmetic problem. If you are not bothered by it and have no other symptoms, then you can ignore your brother. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for drooping eyelid?

What is the best treatment for drooping eyelid?

Drooping: There are different causes of drooping of eyelids: congenital, allergies, normal physiologic variation, myasthenia, other neurological causes like bells palsy, allergic reaction. To treat it is important to know the cause. ...Read more

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my drooping eyelid?

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my drooping eyelid?

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

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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. ...Read more

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How common is ptosis when using purtox? I'm thinking about having some purtox injections done, and i was wondering if ptosis was common with this drug? I don't want to have a drooping eyelid problem while i'm on vacation. .

This : This depends on the technique and the areas treated. Ptosis generally occurs when the product reaches the levator muscles of the upper eyelid. This can occur when attempting to inject the frown lines or the forehead. In many instances, this occurs when individuals request complete eradication of wrinkles or lines requiring greater than average doses. It is less likely with lower doses and introducing more than 2 cm (a fingerbreadth or more) above the eyebrow with multiple concentrated lower volume injections. ...Read more

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What are ways to prevent drooping eyelid?

What are ways to prevent drooping eyelid?

Find out cause: A new onset of drooping eyelid (usually on one side) should be evaluated by an ophthalmologist (eye md) and/or a neurologist. While some conditions are benign & may be readily repaired by lid surgery, other causes such as certain lesions or a horner's syndrome need greater evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes drooping eyelids?

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 more

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How can I fix drooping eyelids?

How can I fix drooping eyelids?

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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