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Doctor insights on: Exercises For Drooping Eyelids

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I am experiencing drooping eyelid (side: one eye only).

I am experiencing drooping eyelid (side: one eye only).

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

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Drooping Eyelid (Definition)

Drooping eyelid (ptosis or blepharoptosis) = border of the upper eyelid sags ...Read more


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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.

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

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Is there a way to control or exercise my drooping eyelid?

Is there a way to control or exercise my drooping eyelid?

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. Exercise will not fix the problem. ...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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What could cause drooping eyelids?

What could cause drooping eyelids?

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

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Is there any way to fix drooping eyelids without surgery?

Is there any way to fix drooping eyelids without surgery?

No: If the drooping loids are due to myasthenia gravis, medication can help.

Sometimes weight loss can slightly reduce drooping of lids.

There are some drops that can cause elevation of eyelids. Unfortunately they can have adverse effects. ...Read more

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How do you fix a drooping eyelid?

How do you fix a drooping eyelid?

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

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I have a drooping eyelid, what should I do?

I have a drooping eyelid, what should I do?

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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Is it weird to have only one drooping eyelid?

Is it weird to have only one drooping eyelid?

Drooping eyelid: This problem is common. Your best bet would be to have your eyes evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon. ...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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Could my drooping eyelid be narcolepsy or something else?

Could my drooping eyelid be narcolepsy or something else?

Hard to tell: This is something that needs to be seen in "real time" by your doctor. ...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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Fix for drooping eyelids covered by insurance?

Fix for drooping eyelids covered by insurance?

Can be: 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

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What causes a drooping eyelid?

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. ...Read more

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My mom has drooping eyelids. Will i?

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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Can drooping eyelids cause amblyopia?

Can drooping eyelids cause amblyopia?

Not always: 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. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of drooping eyelids?

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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What does a drooping eyelid look like?

Like it sounds: The upper eyelid is lower than usual. ...Read more

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Is it possible to correct a drooping eyelid?

Is it possible to correct a drooping eyelid?

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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My mom has drooping eyelids. What can she do?

My mom has drooping eyelids. What can she do?

Surgery: First get an eye exam to determine the cause of the droop, then a qualified oculoplastic surgeon can fix the droop with appropriate surgery. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get drooping eyelid?

Drooping eyelid: This problem is common. Your best bet would be to have your eyes evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Frontal silicone sling for drooping eyelids due to opmd?

Frontal silicone sling for drooping eyelids due to opmd?

Yes.: Frontalis sling is usually indicated to correct ptosis (drooping eyelid) in patients with oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy. Because the levator palpebral muscle (the main muscle that lifts your upper eyelid) is effected in opmd, procedures to tighten that muscle is usually ineffective, unless you have minimal ptosis. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Drooping eyelid?

Drooping eyelid: Drooping eyelid (ptosis or blepharoptosis) = border of the upper eyelid sags below a normal position. ...Read more

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Can a drooping eyelid correct itself if it's caused by omg?

Depends: Not sure what you mean by "omg". But droopy eyelids or ptosis usually does not correct itself unless its caused by inflammation or neurological disease such as myesthenia gravis. As always a complete eye exam is highly recommended. ...Read more

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Today I woke up and I had one drooping eyelid! What should I do?

See your doctor: This should prompt a visit to your doctor now to rule out any major problems. ...Read more

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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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Can surgery fix a drooping eyelid?

Can surgery fix a drooping eyelid?

Yes: 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. ...Read more

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How to fix my drooping eyelid without surgery?

How to fix my drooping eyelid without surgery?

May try drops: Most important is to find out why the eyelid is drooping and rule out anything significant that might contribute to it. This is essential. If everything that might be related to the cause of a droopy eye is excluded it may be possible to use a low dose of neosynephrine (phenylephrine) drop infrequently to mask the droop if you do not desire a surgical correction. Only with advice and followup with ophthalmologist. ...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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How to get rid of drooping eyelids when tired?

How to get rid of drooping eyelids when tired?

Depend on cause: Drooping eyelid when tired can be due to heaviness of excess skin and fat which is the most commun cause and can be corrected with blepharoplasty. Can also be due to weak levator muscle and myastenia gravis should be rulled out by your doctor. In absence of mg, the muscle can be tightened with surgery to aleviate the problem. Drooping eyebrow can also creat similar situation and can be corrected. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever had surgery for only one drooping eyelid?

Has anyone ever had surgery for only one drooping eyelid?

Yes, but...: Many surgeons who perform this kind of corrective surgery will operate on both eyelids because of the existence of a reflex in the brain that causes one lid to descend when the other is raised. So, raising the drooping lid alone may cause the other (normal) lid to droop. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever had botched surgery for a drooping eyelid?

Eyelid surgery: Correcting drooping eyelids is a safe procedure in experienced hands Your best bet would be to have your eyes evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Can drooping eyelids cause vision problems needing surgery?

Can drooping eyelids cause vision problems needing surgery?

Yes: Drooping eyelids can interfere with your periferal field or even straight ahead vision depending on the amount of droop. A visual field can determin and quantify this. ...Read more

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Can I have my drooping eyelids corrected from ptosis without surgery?

Not usually: If the lids droop over the eyes themselves, this is ptosis, which would require surgery. If there is skin laxity on the eyelids, surgery is the most effective treatment. Some lasers can provide some tightening to the skin, but this may not be sufficient to create a substantial improvement. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor will I have to see if I want to get my drooping eyelids lifted?

What kind of doctor will I have to see if I want to get my drooping eyelids lifted?

Depends.: 'droopy eyelid' is a lay term referring to dermatochalasis (excess skin hanging over the lid crease) or blepharoptosis (sagging of the lid edge). Dermatochalasis is treated w/ blepharoplasty where the excess skin is excised +/- browlift & can be managed by any experienced plastic, facial plastic, or oculoplastic surgeon. In general, an oculoplastic surgeon will be the most familiar treating ptosis. ...Read more

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Can botox injections help get my drooping eyelid corrected permanently? If so what will be the probable cost?

Can botox injections help get my drooping eyelid corrected permanently? If so what will be the probable cost?

Probably not: Botox will temporarily relax a muscle. If the eyelid droops, you might need a ptosis repair. Please seek a consultation from an opthalmologist specializing in ptosis repair or a similarly qualified plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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I am 17 and have drooping eyelids, is this normal? I look into the mirror and without lifting my eyebrows you can't see my eyelid on the right side.

Depends.: You should seek consultation with a facial plastic surgeon to determine the nature of your issue. This could be from excess eyelid skin (dermatochalasis) or from brow ptosis. You could also have unrecognized levator muscle dysfunction. Each of these require different treatment strategies and should be evaluated by a surgeon experienced in these procedures. ...Read more

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One of the doctors said that it is possible to get drooping eyelid corrected through drops while the other disagreed. So what is the solution? Plz ans.

One of the doctors said that it is possible to get drooping eyelid corrected through drops while the other disagreed. So what is the solution? Plz ans.

Not a great solution: Two muscles control upper lid height: levator palpebrae and müllers muscle. The müllers muscle is responsible for about 15% of the upper lid position. It is sympathetically innervated (the fight-or-flight response). Under stress, your eyelid opens up a bit. Certain eyedrops activate the sympathetic system, so it too can raise your lid a bit (0-2mm). It's a temporary fix and not a great solution. ...Read more