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My Eyelid Is Hanging Lower Than The Other One
My left eyelid is lower than the other one, what can I do to fix it?. I would appreciate your help
Oculoplastic surgery: You need this evaluated by an oculoplastic surgeon ( ask your ophthalmologist to recommend one) who can determine whether there is a treatable reason for the disparity, and if not then what surgery can be done to even the lids up. ...Read more
Ptosis=eyelid droop: Most likely you have ptosis, which is a drooping of the upper eyelid. This can be related to some serious medical problems, so you should get it checked out. If your eyelid has been that way for many years, it is not likely anything serious. It can be repaired with a ptosis repair (eyelid surgery). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My left eyelid hangs lower than the right. And my left pupil is sometimes smaller than the right one. What could be the cause?
Find the cause: Treatment will depend on the cause but more than likely involves surgery. ...Read more
This way from birth?: People usually don't have perfectly symmetrical faces, so one eyelid can be lower than the other. If a person always had one eyelid lower, from birth or childhood, that is likely normal for him. However, if an eyelid goes lower later in life, there may be a problem with the muscles of the eyelid, the nerves controlling the eyelid, or the lid itself. An ophthalmologist (eye M.D.) can figure it out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ptosis: Eyelid drooping, which is also called ptosis, may occur due to trauma, age, or various medical disorders. This condition can affect one or both eyes, it may come and go, or it might be permanent. Depending on the severity of the condition, drooping eyelids can block vision. In most cases, however, the condition is treatable, often through surgery. See an Ophthalmologist for an evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My eyelids have dropped lower than normal when open, do I have something that is life threatening I am only 16 years old?
Evaluate by doctor: There are many causes for lid lag and fatigue. If this is a recent change, you should consult your doctor to determine cause. ...Read more
Over the last week I ve notist that one of my eyelids is lower then the other doing some research I ve found that wearing contacts can cause this I wear contacts for around 16 hours a day if I stop wearing contacts is there any chance my eyelid will retur
Eye M.D. can check: An eye doctor (md) can check to see if the ptosis might be related to contact lenses (other disorders cause ptosis). The patient can bring some pictures of himself along, so the doctor can see what the lids looked like in the past (bring also pictures of one's neutral face, tired face, sleepy face, etc..., not just a big smiley face). Lenses wear can be stopped to see if the lids return to normal. ...Read more
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