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Home Remedies For Drooping Eyelids
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
Ptosis: If you have inflammation of the lid or of the eye, this droop can be temporary. If the droop is not inflamed but seems spontaneous and possibly progressive, then it might be due to neurologic issues and various eye muscle paralyses. See your ophthalmologist or an oculoplastic surgeon to get this evaluated. ...Read more
My baby has slightly drooping eyelids by birth. She is 5 year old. But the vision is perfectly alright. Please advise me for treatment?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Drooping eyelids: The treatment of a drooping eyelid depends on its cause. If the drooping is due to the stretching or looseness of the eyelid lifting muscle, either a levator advancement procedure (with an incision on the outside) or a mueller muscle/conjunctival resection (incision on the inside of the lid) may be performed under local anesthesia. Congenital drooping may be corrected with a frontalis sling. ...Read more
Hereditary drooping: A lot of our physical appearance and changes with aging are inherited from our parents. Drooping eyelids, or eyelid ptosis, can be an inherited feature. As the body ages, the muscle that helps lift the eyelids can stretch, leading to droopiness. This is quite common and certainly may be inherited but not necessarily. Fortunately, it can be treated with a minor operation under local anesthesia. ...Read more
Yes.: Frontalis sling is usually indicated to correct ptosis (drooping eyelid) in patients with oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy. Because the levator palpebral muscle (the main muscle that lifts your upper eyelid) is effected in opmd, procedures to tighten that muscle is usually ineffective, unless you have minimal ptosis. ...Read more
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. Exercise will not fix the problem. ...Read more