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Drooping Eyelid Stroke
Ptosis: If you have inflammation of the lid or of the eye, this droop can be temporary. If the droop is not inflamed but seems spontaneous and possibly progressive, then it might be due to neurologic issues and various eye muscle paralyses. See your ophthalmologist or an oculoplastic surgeon to get this evaluated. ...Read more
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
Droopy eyelid repair: The type of procedure depends on the cause of the droopy eyelid. If the eyelid is droopy from stretching of the eyelid lifting muscle, then a levator advancement or a mueller muscle resection may be performed. If the eyelid is droopy from weakness in the eyelid lifting muscle, then a frontalis sling surgery may help. ...Read more
Local problem: It all depends on your clinical evaluation. You may have a cyst in your eyelid or other lesion that makes your eyelid react and become heavier. You need to see an eye doctor to be carefully examined. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Is it possible to have a "lazy eye" and a droopy eyelid (ptosis) at the same time on the same eye?
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?
Eyelid drooping: 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. ...Read more
Drooping eyelids: The treatment of a drooping eyelid depends on its cause. If the drooping is due to the stretching or looseness of the eyelid lifting muscle, either a levator advancement procedure (with an incision on the outside) or a mueller muscle/conjunctival resection (incision on the inside of the lid) may be performed under local anesthesia. Congenital drooping may be corrected with a frontalis sling. ...Read more
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
Hard to tell: This is something that needs to be seen in "real time" by your doctor. ...Read more
Ptosis: A drooping eye lid is called ptosis. It can occur for numerous reasons, most of which can be surgically corrected. See your eye doctor to determine the cause of the ptosis and for treatment recommendations. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, see a surgeon for a consultation! ...Read more
Yes: The cause of visual obstruction can be excess skin, but usually it is also drooping of the brow. It can be corrected by removing the excess skin with or without a brow lift. A consultation with a surgeon certified by the american board of plastic surgery would be beneficial to determine what is required to completely correct your concerns. ...Read more
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
Most of the time, yes: Generally, ptosis is repaired using a number of surgical techniques. Rarely, ptosis may be secondary to a systemic disease (like myasthenia gravis) and will improve as the underlying medical issue is treated medically. In the past, some patients used what was called a "ptosis crutch" which was a mechanical device fitted onto glasses to lift the lids. ...Read more
It is possible that this could be related to your prior surgery but unlikely. I would recommend that you see an ophthalmologist to evaluate your new eyelid droop. There are many possible causes and it is important to rule out anything serious. I hope this information is helpful.
Stephen weber, M.D.
Lone tree facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more
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
If the drooping eyelid is interfering with your periferal vision to a significant amount that is determined by a test called "visual field test", then most insurances cover the procidure.
This test is performed by your eye doctor. You should check with your insurance that the eyelid surgery is included in your coverage. Some insurance plans exclude that entierly regardless of medical necessity. ...Read more
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 more
Hereditary drooping: 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. ...Read more
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