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Doctor insights on: Eyelid Drooping Diagnosis

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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 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 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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Eyelid ptosis/drooping lid--what is usual cause?

Eyelid Drooping: This can be caused a defect present at birth or by gradual stretching of the muscles and connective tissue that hold open the eye. Surgery can usually correct the problem but it needs to be customized to your particular cause. ...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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Ptosis surgery for a drooping eyelid really worth it?

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Ptosis surgery for a drooping eyelid really worth it?

That depends...: On how much it bothers you. It is important to be properly informed of the risks & benefits by your surgeon, so you can make an informed decision. Things to consider: how much does the obstructed vision affect your daily activities (reading, driving, etc.)? Do you maintain a chin up posture to see? Eye fatigue? These can be improved with surgery but there is a risk of dryness, asymmetry &revision. ...Read more

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What causes eye lid twitching?

What causes eye lid twitching?

Eye lid twitch: This is benign, but annoying at times and will usually resolve itself. It is often associated with fatigue, anxiety or tension. A refraction should be performed to resolve an associated untreated refractive error. ...Read more

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Droopy lid, sudden facial numbness?

Droopy lid, sudden facial numbness?

Possible emergency: You need to see a doctor as soon as possible to rule out worrisome things such as stroke. ...Read more

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Is the droopy lid blepharoplasty covered by insurance?

Is the droopy lid blepharoplasty covered by insurance?

Depends on issue: If the lid itself is drooping, that is called lid ptosis, (droop). If the lid is not drooping, but the eyelid skin is lax and is cascading so that it is blocking the visual field, this is eyelid excess. Visual field cuts must be documented to try and get it covered. Insurance companies have their own criteria. Ask your surgeon. They will guide you through the process... ...Read more

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Can I take botox for drooping upper eyelid (ptosis)?

Can I take botox for drooping upper eyelid (ptosis)?

Botox for ptosis: I do not recommend using Botox in this case, as it will relax the muscles that are keeping your lids open, which will result in worse ptosis. I would instead suggest seeing a board-certified plastic surgeon in your area for possible eyelid surgery. ...Read more

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Eye problems include drooping eyelids/eye strain. Is this serious?

Eye problems include drooping eyelids/eye strain. Is this serious?

Droopy lids/strain: May be due separate issues. 1-droopy lids due to weak lid muscle (called ptosis). 2-the eye strain due to a need for glasses or reading glasses. --or-- they both could be due to dry eye syndrome, try otc artificial tears 4-6x per day. ...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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Does a drooping eyelid always equal "ptosis"?

Does a drooping eyelid always equal "ptosis"?

Yes: Ptosis is the generic term used to describe drooping of the eyelids. ...Read more

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Will upper blepharoplasty --> ptosis correction of one eye?

Will upper blepharoplasty --> ptosis correction of one eye?

Not exactly: Ptosis of the eyelid is corrected, in most cases, by advancing the levator muscle, which raises the eyelid. It is done through the same type of incision as a blepharoplasty and the two procedures are often combined in older people. In some cases, ptosis is corrected by an incision on the inside of the eyelid, which would not be combined with blepharoplasty. ...Read more

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Frontal silicone sling for drooping eyelids due to opmd?

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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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My upper eyelids are swollen, drooping over eyelashes..Is this serious?

Possibly: We would need further history and symptoms to determine. Since you are not sure, it is best to see an ophthalmologist as soon as possible. Feel better. ...Read more

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Sleep problems/drooping eyelids/eye strain?

Sleep problems/drooping eyelids/eye strain?

Be more precise: Please give more information about each question so we can answer properly each one. You can ask several separate questions. ...Read more

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What is this jowel facial droop?

What is this jowel facial droop?

Aging: As people age, the muscles in the face become weaker, resulting in facial droop or jowels in many people. ...Read more

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Can dry eye syndrome cause eyelid twitches?

Can dry eye syndrome cause eyelid twitches?

Dry eye twitching: A common cause of eyelid or eye twitching is dry eye. A trial of artificial tears +/- omega 3 vitamins often relieves the symptoms. More serious causes of eyelid twitching should be evaluated by an ophthalmologist if the symptoms do not resolve with tears. http://fleye.com/store/artificial-tears/retaine-mgd.html. ...Read more

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