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Doctor insights on: Facial Exercises For Droopy Eye Lids

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Botox type injections into static frown lines caused major droopy eye lids. I suppose that ultherapy or peleve would do the same for my whole face?

Botox type injections into static frown lines caused major droopy eye lids. I suppose that ultherapy or peleve would do the same for my whole face?

Options to treat: Lid ptosis from Botox A occurs when the botox crosses the tarsal plate in the upper lid and inhibits the lid lifting muscles or because you are using your forehead muscles to lift the lids and Botox reduces the lift. Ulthera and Peleve can be used to lift lids. Topical treatments are available. I would revisit whoever did the Botox for treatment of the lid ptosis. Or get a second opinion. ...Read more

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Facelift options: I have noticed so many people with droopy eye lids and few forehead creases after facial injections. Is this supposed to happen?

Facelift options: I have noticed so many people with droopy eye lids and few forehead creases after facial injections. Is this supposed to happen?

No: Botox is used to prevent muscles from contracting and thus smooth out facial lines, especially in the forehead, between the eyes (to reduce the look from frowning). Eyelid droop can occur if the medication is injected too close to the eyebrow on the forehead. The droop is self limiting but of course is annoying. ...Read more

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Dysport resulted in droopy eye lids. Would a filler have been better?

Dysport resulted in droopy eye lids. Would a filler have been better?

Droopy eye/dysport: Getting a droopy lid is a side effect due to migration of the product. It will wear off. ...Read more

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Son has muscular dystrophy. School had an eye exam and they made a note that his eye lids are drooping a little over his pupils. Should he be seen by his doctor?

Son has muscular dystrophy. School had an eye exam and they made a note that his eye lids are drooping a little over his pupils. Should he be seen by his doctor?

MD: I would have him see an eye physician...Not only due to ptosis (eyelid drooping) which can be helped with minor surgery but also for cataracts and other ophthalmalogic problems associated with various muscular dystrophies.... ...Read more

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Is there any way to correct a droopy eyelid and a lazy eye?

Is there any way to correct a droopy eyelid and a lazy eye?

Eyelid- yes: The droopy eyelid is called ptosis. It is usually caused by a muscle or nerve problem that is amenable to surgery. The lazy eye (amblyopia)treatment depends on the age of the patient. If the patient is under 12 years old then patching may help improve the vision. Over age 12 the nervous system is developmentally stable and patching will not help improve the vision. ...Read more

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Should I stop kickboxing if I have a droopy eyelid in my left eye?

Should I stop kickboxing if I have a droopy eyelid in my left eye?

It depends on cause: There are many reasons for a droopy eyelid and to find out what is causing this visit your ophthalmologist as a starting point. It could be related to trauma from kickboxing, but it could also be something else. ...Read more

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Please tell me can getting hit above your eye cause droopy eyelid?

Please tell me can getting hit above your eye cause 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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Has anyone ever had a surgical eyelid lift on one droopy eye only?

Has anyone ever had a surgical eyelid lift on one droopy eye only?

Droopy eyelid: This is a condition that can be treated with surgery on the droopy eyelid only or in conbination with other eyelid surgery. ...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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M 19 can a droopy eyelid be caused by rubbing or anxiety? I have health anxiety and have been rubbing my eye for 2 days left eyelid slightly drooped.

M 19 can a droopy eyelid be caused by rubbing or anxiety? I have health anxiety and have been rubbing my eye for 2 days left eyelid slightly drooped.

Stop rubbing!: Which is definitely associated with keratoconus. I also treated a patient who rubbed the eye enough to cause locallized swelling from histamine release, which then stretched the levator tendon and caused drooping. Use behavior modification techniques and meditation/deep breathing to help with anxiety and if necessary, seek help from a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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If I may have a droopy eyelid, or tired looking eyes that could be fixed either naturally or with surgery, what doctor should I consult? Please help.

If I may have a droopy eyelid, or tired looking eyes that could be fixed either naturally or with surgery, what doctor should I consult? Please help.

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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Sudden droopy eyelid of only one eye after eye drops at doctor?

Sudden droopy eyelid of only one eye after eye drops at doctor?

Side effect of drops: This is usually caused by the eyedrops used during you eye exam. These can sometime cause temporary weakness of the eyelid muscles. This should resolve with time. If it persists you should return to your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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I've felt a pain above my left eye (a nerve?), and ever since its eyelid has been droopy. An eye MD said it could be from the sinuses. Could it, or.?

I've felt a pain above my left eye (a nerve?), and ever since its eyelid has been droopy. An eye MD said it could be from the sinuses. Could it, or.?

Yes, maybe: Depends on how "droopy" your eye is. Slight change (not very noticable by others) might occur from sinus infection. Prominent droopy would require tests and could be other. Since you saw ophthalmologist, most likely serious problems have been excluded. If interested, see discussion of ptosis on Wikipedia (for lay-person-friendly discussion). ...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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A friend has a droopy eyelid and the Opthamologist has said he has a mass behind his eye and needs to have an MRI. Does this mean it is a tumor that likely needs to operated on or radiated? Could their be some other mass less serious?

A friend has a droopy eyelid and the Opthamologist has said he has a mass behind his eye and needs to have an MRI. Does this mean it is a tumor that likely needs to operated on or radiated? Could their be some other mass less serious?

Your friend's: Doctor will likely be able to give him more information after the MRI results are available and the rest of the work up is complete. It would be difficult to try to answer this without the information that his evaluation will provide. ...Read more

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Ptosis - muller muscle dissection what are the risks associted with belphoraplasty to correct droopy eyelid. I had dissection of muller muscle but it yielded no improvment in the symmerty of the eye nor with the droopiness. What causes failure of this k

Ptosis - muller muscle dissection what are the risks associted with belphoraplasty to correct droopy eyelid. I had dissection of muller muscle but it yielded no improvment in the symmerty of the eye nor with the droopiness. What causes failure of this k

There: There are several ways to elevate a droopy eyelid. Whenever there are several independent methods, it often because one method is not the best way for everyone. In the case of eyelid ptosis repair, there are several methods that provide increasing levels of correction. It's like having bigger hammers. Surgeons like using the smallest hammer that will get the job done, because this usually means a simpler operation with a quicker recovery and less risk of causing new problems.

If your previous surgery did not work, it may be because it was too small a hammer. Levator advancement is the next largest and facial/frontalis slings are used for more severe sagging.

It is important to review your before and after pictures with your doctor and figure out why the operation is not working for you. Most the eyelid surgeries take time to settle down. As long as the eye is protected, waiting will allow the scar tissue in your eyelid to soften, and improve the reliability of future attempts. If taking the next step with your current surgeon is not possible, seek a surgeon who is experienced with ptosis repair. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning with drooping eyelid in my left eye. I have been having headaches on and off, although I am not having one right now.

Ptosis: Sounds like ptosis (a weakness of the levator muscle in the eylid) Headaches suggestive of inflammatory process. Bells palsy can look similar but it is seldom isolated only to the eyelid. Have your situation evaluated by MD. Your condition is not normal and could have other causes ...Read more

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Hit the side of my face on the ground whilst playing soccer, had heavy eye lids and barely any headache but now I have proper headache. What to do?

Hit the side of my face on the ground whilst playing soccer, had heavy eye lids and barely any headache but now I have proper headache. What to do?

How bad?: A headache that does not go away with a normal dose of paracetamol (acetaminophen) needs to be checked out right away. Brain injuries, including concussion can be serious. So if your headache is bad, or not relieved by normal doses of over the counter meds, or you have vomiting, dizziness, numbness, tingling, etc., you need to get checked immediately at an ER, even if a month after injury. ...Read more

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My 16 year old son has a light rash on face under his eyes and across his nose and sometimes is on his eye lids. Its been going on for 2 days now.

My 16 year old son has a light rash on face under his eyes and across his nose and sometimes is on his eye lids. Its been going on for 2 days now.

Seborrheic derm: It sound like could be seborrheic dermatitis which is a white flaking rash usually at hair lines and can be on eyelashes. Scrubbing eyelashes with baby shampoo will help. 16 yr olds (especially boys) tend to not scrub faces good and so this could be a common thing in the differential diagnosis. ...Read more

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I've been taking Aloe Vera juice and have itchy red eye lids sick stomach after food cold sores on lips dizziness and sick after exercise loose bowels?

I've been taking Aloe Vera juice and have itchy red eye lids sick stomach after food cold sores on lips dizziness and sick after exercise loose bowels?

All Juiced-Up Again?: Now THAT sounds like something I"D like to drink (when I want to get out of work, that is...).You know, often we attribute the most notable things as a proximate cause to our ills. Short of a Mac Truck hitting you, maybe also consider other things you've eaten or been exposed to. Of course if you just started with that Aloe, stop it and see what happens. And if you are getting worse get to a doctor ...Read more

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Is it bad to scratch my eye lids a lot?

Yes: Eye rubbing or scratching causes inflammation. This in turn makes you want to rub or scratch again. This cycle can be broken if you stop scratching the eyelids and instead have an eye doctor prescribe a treatment aimed at reducing the irritation. ...Read more