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Exercises For Droopy Eyelids
Droopy Eyelid Cost: Depending on the degree of eyelid drooping, the procedure may be covered by insurance. If the drooping is not severe enough, the cost depends on the state/city of the surgeon, the surgeon him/herself, and the type of anesthesia. If the surgery is done under local anesthesia in the office it will be less expensive than if done in a surgery center with an anesthesiologist. ...Read more
Various issues: Are your lids suddenly droopy or has this been a long time development? Do you have any systemic diseases which can cause droopiness of the lids? How do other members of your family look? You would do best by seeing an oculoplastic surgeon who can decide the cause and see whether you need medication, treatment of a systemic illness or some surgical correction. ...Read more
Saggy eyelids: You can have your eyes evaluated by a board certified surgeon in specializes in facial rejuvenation. There are many techniques to improve saggy, droopy eyelids. ...Read more
Droopy eyelid risks:
Every surgery has an up side and a potential down side. When fixing droopy eyelids, two major things come to mind as potential bad outcomes:
1) asymmetry of height or contour. That is the lids may be too open, undercorrected or have different shapes. This can usually be correcteed.
2) exacerbating dry eyes with subsequent burning, discomfort, tearing and /or blurry. ...Read more
Hi , my son just turned 6 months yesterday and I'm afraid because for the past 4-5 days one of his eyelids has been a little droopy. ?
Usually there is some mild eyelid swelling that causes an allergic reaction and eyelids to droop. You can give a
trial of benadryl 1.2 tsp (2.5 cc/ml) at night ands see if symptom goes away. If not I would check with pedi MD if needs eye referral to rule out congenital nerve ptosis
that can occur at birth, usually one eye. Welcome to health tap, Dr. Ivy Fisher ...Read more
Possibly but…: Best to be seen in consultation with board-certified plastic surgeons, facial plastic surgeons or oculoplastic surgeons. Much will depend on your physical examination and goals. Best wishes. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on the cause. Ptosis and graves disease would require surgery. Myasthenis gravis would require medicine. 3rd n. Palsey would require time or emergency surgery depending on cause. Please see your eye doctor for a complete evaluation. ...Read more
Depends on cause: "droopy" eyelid may refer to sagging of the brow, excess skin of the upper eyelid, a condition of the upper eyelid called "ptosis" (shifting downward of normal eyelid position at top of iris) or looseness of the lower eyelid. Several of these conditions may be present at the same time. Treatment options may include surgery, laser treatment or even botox. Medical evaluation is required. ...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
Ptosis: Blepharoptosis or just ptosis refers to excessive drooping (>1.5mm) of the eye lid below the limbus (outer edge of pupil). Aponeurosis (separation of lid muscle from insertion) is most common. Myogenic or neurogenic such as horner's syndrome (third nerve palsy) is also common. There are other causes as well. If this something new, consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more
I have had a few late nights recently and woke up with my left eyelid more droopy than the right, should I be worried? Thanks
Can a lot of excessive time being in front of a tv screen cause droopy eyelids? If yes, can it be treated in some way? I'm only 20 years old.
No: There is no functional difference between tv viewing and video screen viewing such as on a computer. If there were a relationship causing droopy eyelids, we would be in the middle of an epidemic. You are young to have the older age eyelid type of drooping, so best to get a quick check with your ophthalmologist to determine why this has occurred and to recommend remedies. ...Read more
Ptosis: Lid droopiness or ptosis has many causes. In mild cases, topical vasoconstrictor get-the-red out drops can raise the droopy lid 1-2 mm but require continued use. If droopiness is cosmetically bothersome or blocking vision, you may need surgical correction. See an eye doctor for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
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