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Doctor insights on: Eyelid Droop Causes

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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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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 drooping eyelids cause peripheral vision problems?

Can drooping eyelids cause peripheral vision problems?

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

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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?

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 more

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What can cause drooping, irritating eyelids?

What can cause drooping, irritating eyelids?

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

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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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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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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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What causes my lower eyelid drooping?

What causes my lower eyelid drooping?

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 more

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Which cranial nerves could be affected/cause unilateral eyelid & brow dropping. It started as fluctuating but now there constant drooping?

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

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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

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 is the: name for drooping eyelid. It is important that you see your doc ASAP. There are a number of possible causes. He/she may refer you to an eye doc. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What is cause of droopy eyelids?

What is cause of droopy 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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My top eyelid is droopy. What can be the cause of it? Canit lead to something serious?

My top eyelid is droopy. What can be the cause of it? Canit lead to something serious?

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

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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.

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

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What causes a droopy eyelid?

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

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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What could cause a droopy 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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What can cause a sudden droopy eyelid?

What can cause a sudden droopy eyelid?

See your doctor: There are several causes for sudden droopy eyelid! Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are some causes of droopy eyelid?

What are some causes of droopy 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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