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Doctor insights on: Home Remedies For Drooping Eyelids

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my drooping eyelid?

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my drooping eyelid?

Internet: I have seen small adhesive pieces for sale on the internet that you can attach to the upper eyelid. Of course, you have to remove and replace them each day. ...Read more

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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 best treatment for drooping eyelid?

What is the best treatment for drooping eyelid?

Drooping: There are different causes of drooping of eyelids: congenital, allergies, normal physiologic variation, myasthenia, other neurological causes like bells palsy, allergic reaction. To treat it is important to know the cause. ...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.

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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Is there any way to fix drooping eyelids without surgery?

Is there any way to fix drooping eyelids without surgery?

No: If the drooping loids are due to myasthenia gravis, medication can help.

Sometimes weight loss can slightly reduce drooping of lids.

There are some drops that can cause elevation of eyelids. Unfortunately they can have adverse effects. ...Read more

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Can drooping eyelids cause amblyopia?

Can drooping eyelids cause amblyopia?

Not always: In children, if a dropping eyelid blocks (or partially) the child's vision, it certainly can, but it won't if the visual axis is wide open or if the patient is an adult. See am ophthalmologist to determine if it is blocking the vision. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of drooping eyelids?

Find cause first: See your opthalamologist first to establish a diagnosis and determine the cause. This may be one of the first indications of a serious underlying diseased. In most instances it is generally due to aging and repair will depend on the severity with some requiring a tuck of the muscle and other procedures reattaching the muscle. When the muscle has failed altogether, other muscles may be used. ...Read more

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What does a drooping eyelid look like?

Like it sounds: The upper eyelid is lower than usual. ...Read more

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My mom has drooping eyelids. What can she do?

My mom has drooping eyelids. What can she do?

Surgery: First get an eye exam to determine the cause of the droop, then a qualified oculoplastic surgeon can fix the droop with appropriate surgery. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get drooping eyelid?

Drooping eyelid: This problem is common. 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 botched surgery for a drooping eyelid?

Eyelid surgery: Correcting drooping eyelids is a safe procedure in experienced hands Your best bet would be to have your eyes evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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My mom has drooping eyelid on one side?

My mom has drooping eyelid on one side?

Ptosis: A drooping eye lid is called ptosis. It can occur for numerous reasons, most of which can be surgically corrected. See your eye doctor to determine the cause of the ptosis and for treatment recommendations. ...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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How can a doctor correct a drooping eyelid?

How can a doctor correct a drooping eyelid?

Depends on problem: A drooping eyelid can have several causes. It may be sagging of the eyelid downward which is called ptosis. This can have several causes. A drooping appearance may be due to excess eyelid skin or a drooping brow. These are usually managed with surgery. You should consult with a surgeon experienced in eyelid surgery to get the right diagnosis and thus the right treatment. ...Read more

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Is it worth a trip to the doctor for drooping eyelid?

Is it worth a trip to the doctor for drooping eyelid?

Yes: Any change from normal should be evaluated. Causes of drooping eyelid can include underdeveloped lid muscles, trauma, nerve or muscle damage, or even tumors or stroke-type conditions, to name a few. Knowing the cause of the droop (or at least ruling out the more serious causes) will go a long way to comforting you and providing treatment options. ...Read more

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What causes drooping eyelids?

What causes drooping eyelids?

Ptosis: Drooping eyelids that are symmetrical usually are not dangerous and can be caused by weakness of eyelid elevating muscles or just age. However, might be an indicator of neurological or brain problem. Should see eye md asap to diagnose and recommend treatment. ...Read more

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How can I fix drooping eyelids?

How can I fix drooping eyelids?

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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What could cause drooping eyelids?

Eyelid drooping: The most common cause of eyelid drooping is related to age. Chonic inflammation of the lids and eyes can also cause eyelid to droop to protect the eye. Previous trauma or neurologic issues can also contribute to eyelid droopiness. To determine the cause, you need to see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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Fix for drooping eyelids covered by insurance?

Fix for drooping eyelids covered by insurance?

Can be: If the drooping eyelid is interfering with your periferal vision to a significant amount that is determined by a test called "visual field test", then most insurances cover the procidure.
This test is performed by your eye doctor. You should check with your insurance that the eyelid surgery is included in your coverage. Some insurance plans exclude that entierly regardless of medical necessity. ...Read more

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What causes a drooping eyelid?

What causes a drooping eyelid?

Usually aging: There are many causes of a drooping eyelid. The most common cause is aging, which can result in the eyelid muscle becoming loose and detached from the eyelid. Other causes include nerve problems, such as a 3rd nerve palsy, horner's syndrome, or myasthenia gravis (these may require urgent evaluation). Children born with drooping eyelids may have weak eyelid muscles. Most causes can be treated. ...Read more