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Eyelid Droop Causes
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have eczema on one eyelid, been treating with 1% cortisone cream for 8 mos. My eyelid is drooping, is this caused by cortisone, and will it resolve?
Possible: Use of corticosteroid ophthalmic drops have rarely been reported to cause ptosis. Corticosteroids can cause muscle weakness(corticosteroid myopathy). The thinest skin in the body is in the eyelid. It is conceivable that prolonged use could cause weakness of the levator palpebrae superioris muscle that raises the eyelid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dry Eye/Allergies: Drooping eyes can be exacerbated by dry eye or allergies (usually associated with itching). Eyelids may also droop on there own for mechanical reasons. The drooping can lead to irritation as well. Have an oculoplastic surgeon evaluate you in order to diagnose your problem. ...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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Many causes: Conciderring your young age, the droop of the lower eyelid could be related to a systemic problem like thyroid dysfunction or a genetic disposition. I suggest to have an exam by your ophthalmologist to determine the cause and rule out systemic or more serious problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which cranial nerves could be affected/cause unilateral eyelid & brow dropping. It started as fluctuating but now there constant drooping?
Get a Neurologic Exa: Eyelid drooping is a sign of neurological derangement of some type. I would advice that you see a physician ASAP, preferably a neurologist although a Primary care doctor to start with may also be a reasonable option to consider. But do not delay it more than 24 hours as you may need urgent intervention with medication. Good luck. ...Read more
What can cause a sudden onset of unilateral eyelid drooping? It started a month after I started Restasis. I stopped the drops but the drooping persist
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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