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Doctor insights on: Eyelid Exercises For Ptosis

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Will eyelid exercises be effective to cure mild congenital ptosis? Can you strengthen that one muscle?

Will eyelid exercises be effective to cure mild congenital ptosis? Can you strengthen that one muscle?

Not that I am aware: Never seen any research of studies indicating exercise would affect ptosis. ...Read more

Dr. John Park
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Drooping Eyelid (Definition)

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


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Are there eye exercises that work for ptosis?

Are there eye exercises that work for ptosis?

No: None that really work. Best to see an eye doctor for other options like surgery. ...Read more

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Can you help a congenital eye ptosis with exercise?

Can you help a congenital eye ptosis with exercise?

Congenital ptosis: Ptosis, or droopy eyelid, can occur when someone is born (congenital), with trauma, or when someone gets older. Often, congenital ptosis is associated with reduced eyelid muscle function. This typically will not improve with exercise, and sometimes needs to be corrected with surgery if the eyelid is blocking the vision in that eye. ...Read more

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Can eye ptosis be fixed without surgery? With exercises or something to strenghten the drooped eye muscle? Any help please.

Can eye ptosis be fixed without surgery? With exercises or something to strenghten the drooped eye muscle? Any help please.

Ptosis can can: Resolve on its own but certainly continue to see your eye doctor. There are eye exercises but a professional would need to prescribe them. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Eyelid dysfunction-ptosis, omg?

Eyelid dysfunction-ptosis, omg?

Is this new?: Your left upper lid droop (ptosis) if of recent origin needs to be evaluated for cause - see your ophthalmologist. If of long standing and you have finally become tired of it, then an oculoplastic surgeon should be consulted for the options in corrective surgery. This is usually a cosmetic/functional issue and does not come to the level of omg. ...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 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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One of my eyelids sags more than the other. How to I fix this? It might be ptosis. If it is, will I need surgery to repair it?

One of my eyelids sags more than the other. How to I fix this? It might be ptosis. If it is, will I need surgery to repair it?

Possibly but…: Eyelid surgery may be indicated in your case if your vision is being affected and/or if you are concerned about the appearance of the eyelids (drooping and/or asymmetry). Seek consultation with board-certified plastic surgeons or oculoplastic surgeons. Best wishes. ...Read more

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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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What causes ptosis of the upper and lower eyelid?

What causes ptosis of the upper and lower eyelid?

Many possible causes: The most common cause is due to aging, but a droopy eye lid could be caused by local inflammation, nerve disorders such as multiple sclerosis, muscle disorders such as myasthenia gravis, and a host of other diseases. See an ophthalmologist for evaluation of your ptosis. ...Read more

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Is there a way too control my drooping eyelid ptosis?

Is there a way too control my drooping eyelid ptosis?

Depends: Depending on what is causing the ptosis, medications or eyelid surgeries are available to help correct it. There are also non-surgical options if you wear glasses in the form of a ptosis crutch. See your eye doctor first to determine the cause of the ptosis. ...Read more

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What is the cost of surgery to correct an eyelid ptosis?

What is the cost of surgery to correct an eyelid ptosis?

Need Consultation: Costs of surgery will vary from one practice to another, from one region to another, and will depend greatly on exactly what operation is necessary. The type of anesthesia used will also be a variable. More important than cost will be selection of plastic surgeon; do your due diligence carefully. ...Read more

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Is ptosis repair the only way to fix or help "drooping eyelid"?

Most of the time, yes: Generally, ptosis is repaired using a number of surgical techniques. Rarely, ptosis may be secondary to a systemic disease (like myasthenia gravis) and will improve as the underlying medical issue is treated medically. In the past, some patients used what was called a "ptosis crutch" which was a mechanical device fitted onto glasses to lift the lids. ...Read more

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*SCARED* Can ptosis get worse with stress? Always had uneven eyelids/slightly uneven brows, but lately one brow looks a lot lower/I feel weakness?

*SCARED* Can ptosis get worse with stress? Always had uneven eyelids/slightly uneven brows, but lately one brow looks a lot lower/I feel weakness?

Seek evaluation: Generally stress should not worsen true ptosis and if you are feeling weakness you should be evaluated further. Neurological diseases such as myasthenia gravis should be ruled out. Please see your physician for a history and physical examination and further management. ...Read more

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Ptosis surgery for a drooping eyelid really worth it?

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 me to get ptosis randomly on my right upper eyelid?

Depends: Can be many of reasons including myasthenia gravis or migraine.

Random ptosis should be evaluated by a neuro-ophthalmologist or possibly an ophthalmic plastic surgeon.

Ptosis can be a sign of other diseases including a tumor in the lung.

Get checked! ...Read more

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So I have one droopy eyelid. I believe they call it ptosis? What can be done to fix it?

So I have one droopy eyelid. I believe they call it ptosis? What can be done to fix it?

Several options...: Ptosis can be aponeurotic (weakening of muscle attachment to eyelid- most common), myogenic (congenital, myasthenia gravis, opmd), neurogenic (oculomotor nerve injury or horner's syndrome), or mechanical (from mass on eyelid). Surgical correction depends on what type of ptosis you have. Options include: levator advancement, levator resection, mullerectomy, &fasanella-servat procedure (out-dated). ...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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Is congenital ptosis of the eyelid a dominate trait or is it a recessive trait?

Is congenital ptosis of the eyelid a dominate trait or is it a recessive trait?

Congenital ptosis: Although some cases of congenital ptosis (CP) have been mapped to certain abnormal genes and display autosomal dominant genetics (50% chance of passing to child), the vast majority of cases are sporadic. There are only 2 large studies on the incidence of cp, the risk of a child being born with CP is 1:552 - 1:842 live births. ...Read more

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My eyelids feel droopy and I can barely see, I think it is ptosis. Tomorrow is the first day of School and I need a doctor to email for a new schedule?

If you have trouble: ..seeing, you need to SEE a doctor for a thorough vision and neurological exam. Don't delay or ignore your symptoms. Health Tap cannot "email a new schedule" for you. I'm sorry, but this is the best & only advice I can give you. Best wishes. Dr. Anne. ...Read more

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How common is ptosis when using purtox? I'm thinking about having some purtox injections done, and I was wondering if ptosis was common with this drug? I don't want to have a drooping eyelid problem while I'm on vacation..

This: This depends on the technique and the areas treated. Ptosis generally occurs when the product reaches the levator muscles of the upper eyelid. This can occur when attempting to inject the frown lines or the forehead. In many instances, this occurs when individuals request complete eradication of wrinkles or lines requiring greater than average doses. It is less likely with lower doses and introducing more than 2 cm (a fingerbreadth or more) above the eyebrow with multiple concentrated lower volume injections. ...Read more

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As people age, do most have some semblance of a droopy eyelid? Besides ptosis surgery what can be the most minimally invasive treatment option?

As people age, do most have some semblance of a droopy eyelid? Besides ptosis surgery what can be the most minimally invasive treatment option?

Yes: Upper eyelid aging changes can resemble eyelid ptosis. These changes may interfere with vision and/or be aesthetically concerning. Upper eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) can be very helpful. ...Read more

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I'm only 20y/o, and I have ptosis I believe on both my eyes. Their eyelid fold isn't right above the eyelashes like it should be. What should I do?

I'm only 20y/o, and I have ptosis I believe on both my eyes. Their eyelid fold isn't right above the eyelashes like it should be. What should I do?

Ptosis: There are several types of ptosis and causes of it. You should be seen and evaluated by an eyemd for diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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I believe the ptosis of the right eyelid I had a forehead lift to correct, was caused by botox. Is this likely?

I believe the ptosis of the right eyelid I had a forehead lift to correct, was caused by botox. Is this likely?

Possible: If you received a Botox injection near or into your upper eyelid. However it should have resolved in 3-4 months. Did you have your ptosis evaluated by an ophthalmologist? ...Read more

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Had upper ptosis eyelid surgery over a week ago my eye seems to hurt to keep it open all the time and when closing is this normal!

Had upper ptosis eyelid surgery over a week ago my eye seems to hurt to keep it open all the time and when closing is this normal!

Dry eyes: After ptosis surgery your eye will be a little more open than usual. This could lead the cornea to get dry and trigger pain. Please see your eye surgeon very soon to make sure what the problem is. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is this ptosis if one eye is a tiny bit lower than the other? Its much puffier and heavy eyelids than the other one. Natural treatment? Why heavier?

Is this ptosis if one eye is a tiny bit lower than the other? Its much puffier and heavy eyelids than the other one. Natural treatment? Why heavier?

Blepharoptosis: Without pictures it is difficult to answer but what you are describing could be dermatochalasis or blepharochalasis with ptosis. Please see a board certified plastic surgeon for confirmation of diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What diseases are related to eyelid muscles (besides ptosis) that cause differences in eye size?

What diseases are related to eyelid muscles (besides ptosis) that cause differences in eye size?

Thyroid Eye Disease: The top of the list would be thyroid eye disease causing prominence of the eyes and possibly affecting the eye muscles. Any mass behind an eye may cause unilateral prominence compared to the other side. There are many other syndromes also. Ophthalmology evaluation is indicated. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the other diseases related to eyelid muscles besides ptosis that cause difference in eye size?

I was wondering what are the other diseases related to eyelid muscles besides ptosis that cause difference in eye size?

Difference in size: An apparent difference in size of the eyes can be due to a droopy lid or retraction of the eye on the small size; or due to protrusion of the globe on the other. See an orbital disease specialist for evaluation of this. Most university ophthalmology departments have such a specialist. ...Read more