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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Is it possible to have a "lazy eye" and a droopy eyelid (ptosis) at the same time on the same eye?
Is it possible that I have a "lazy eye" and a droopy eyelid (ptosis) at the same time, on the same eye?
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
As people age, do most have some semblance of a droopy eyelid? Besides ptosis surgery what can be the most minimally invasive treatment option?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My right eyelid is lower than left & I’m worried.yesterday I noticed it more & and have some allergies symptoms, right eyelid seem bigger.ptosis?cause
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!
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
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
Following dental anesthesia, I have experienced temporary eye weakness, ptosis of eyelid, diplopia but always on the contralateral side. Why this side?
This concerns me: Am troubled by your description, as sounds like you have an issue with cranial nerve III, oculomotor, and this indeed could be associated with a problem at base of skull, such as an aneurysm, but could also be c/w a brainstem stroke. You need urgent MRI/ MRA. This has nothing to do with the dental event. Contact your doctor ASAP ...Read more
Poked in eye, went to ER, found corneal abrasion, but have superior rectus palsy and ptosis, upper eyelid swelling, what could this be?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
How to tell yourself if you have ptosis or droopy eyelid. Can you tell by looking in mirror.how to tell.
Maybe/not: Ptosis can be single sided or both sides. If it is one side you can usually look in the mirror & see an obvious difference in the location of the lids . If it effects both sides that would be less obvious. The point to which the lids drop while awake should never be at a level that blocks any portion of the pupil. If it does it is abnormal. ...Read more
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