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

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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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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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 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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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 it possible to have a "lazy eye" and a droopy eyelid (ptosis) at the same time on the same eye?

Is it possible to have a  "lazy eye" and a droopy eyelid (ptosis) at the same time on the same eye?

You bet!: In fact, the ptosis often causes the lazy eye- less input into the eye, so the eye gets ignored by the brain and relies on the other eye (amblyopia). ...Read more

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Is it possible that I 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?

Yes: Yes, but if it is new onset one should be concerned that it is a cranial nerve 3 palsy which could be fatal ( aneurysm). Immediate evaluation is indicated. ...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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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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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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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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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

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

Eyelids: Likely the eyelid is swollen due to allergy symptoms and it appears different compared to the other one. Is your vision fine? You can use anti-allergy eye drops available over the counter. If you continue to have concerns then consult a physician. ...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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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

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Following dental anesthesia, I have experienced temporary eye weakness, ptosis of eyelid, diplopia but always on the contralateral side. Why this side?

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

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Poked in eye, went to ER, found corneal abrasion, but have superior rectus palsy and ptosis, upper eyelid swelling, what could this be?

Poked in eye, went to ER, found corneal abrasion, but have superior rectus palsy and ptosis, upper eyelid swelling, what could this be?

Orbital injury: Something is going on in the superior orbit. Hematoma, foreign body, infection. The orbit needs imaging to see why the levator and superior rectus are not working properly ...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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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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How to tell yourself if you have ptosis or droopy eyelid. Can you tell by looking in mirror.how to tell.

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