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If my double eyelid flipped over after a night of sleeping, does it mean i closed my eyes too hard or does it mean i just had good sleep or what?

If my double eyelid flipped over after a night of sleeping, does it mean i closed my eyes too hard or does it mean i just had good sleep or what?

floppy lid syndrome: Can behave exactly as you described. It this is happening regularly, see your eye doctor for treatment plan and check of your (exposed) corneas. ...Read more

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After I sleep fluid goes deep into my eye sockets causing hollowness creasing.My eyelids look droopy and smaller too what is the name of this disorder?

After I sleep fluid goes deep into my eye sockets causing hollowness creasing.My eyelids look droopy and smaller too what is the name of this disorder?

I wonder: Well I suppose you are referring to your rather deep set eyes that appear small. The eyelids may appear to droop over them (called ptosis). Enophthalmos is the term applied to eyes that are sunken within their sockets, usuallY as a result of orbital trauma. Your eye size does not very unless they are severely dysfunctional. I hope this addresses your question. ...Read more

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Every month during my period my eyelids swell up and get itchy. Why does that happen? They swell up while i'm sleeping and go down after i''ve been up for awhile. They swell up between days 2 and 4 of my period.

That : That is a very rare symptom. The first thing i would be worried about would be an allergic reaction. If you are taking anything for discomfort from menstruation, such as advil or another medication, i would wonder if you are allergic to it. Fluid retention is another possibility, although again to have eyelid swelling would be very rare; most women have more "overall" fluid retention. My first concern would be some type of allergic reaction. Please do discuss this with your doctor. If you have increased swelling, any rash, any shortness of breath or new symptoms then you would have to be seen immediately in the er. ...Read more

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Droopy eyelid in one eye after being sleep deprived. Should i be worried?

Droopy eyelid in one eye after being sleep deprived. Should i be worried?

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 eyelids do not fully close when i sleep. What could be wrong?

My eyelids do not fully close when i sleep. What could be wrong?

Several things: These types of symptoms need to be augmented with a physical examinations and perhaps a chest x-ray. Talk with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it a problem if eyelids don't fully close during sleep?

Is it a problem if eyelids don't fully close during sleep?

Eyes not closed: I recommend speedo swimmer's goggles. It seals the area and prevents evaporation of the remaining tears. It has an elastic band that does not interfere with sleep, or tend to come off during sleep. ...Read more

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If my eyelids seem to have started to go hollow, can I still prevent any further hollowness and get back what i lost already in my eyelids with sleep?

If my eyelids seem to have started to go hollow, can I still prevent any further hollowness and get back what i lost already in my eyelids with sleep?

Age: This often occurs with fat wasting as we age and there really is no way to replace it. Injections of fillers by a plastic surgeon or dermatologist can improve the appearance. ...Read more

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