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Is normal to have one eye droop more when a baby is sleepy?

Is normal to have one eye droop more when a baby is sleepy?

Blepharoptosis: When your child is sleepy the drooping or ptosis of the upper lid may be present. You should observe the child while awake to see if the child has a droopy lid. If in question, consult your local oculoplastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Husband is a functional alcoholic. Tried to cut down. Now has 1 eye that droops a lot but won't see dr. Should i encourage him.

Husband is a functional alcoholic. Tried to cut down. Now has 1 eye that droops a lot but won't see dr. Should i encourage him.

Al-anon: I have never heard of an alcoholic responding to the nagging of their spouse. You can frankly tell him what you see and how you feel. Perhaps the program of al-anon may be of some benefit for your personal survival. ...Read more

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One eye seems to be drooping (about 1/3 closed) and it feels filmy. It is on and off for about a 2 weeks. ?

One eye seems to be drooping (about 1/3 closed) and it feels filmy.  It is on and off for about a 2 weeks. ?

Could be TIA: Your eyelid droop could be a problem with one of the cranial nerves that control the muscles, and this is a potentially serious situation. You should see your eyemd right away, and try to prevent a possible stroke. Many times a transient ischemic attack (TIA) will preceed a stroke and cause nerve changes that come and go. ...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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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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My 2 year old nephew has the following symptoms: pale face, droopy eyes, abnormal stool, vomitting. What could this be?

My 2 year old nephew has the following symptoms: pale face, droopy eyes, abnormal stool, vomitting. What could this be?

Gastroenteritis?: First, vomiting or diarrhea in a two year old can quickly become serious. Sounds like your nephew is dehydrated. I would have him see his pediatrician tomorrow, especially if he has a fever higher than 101. ...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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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 normal for one of my eyes to be drooping?

Is it normal for one of my eyes to be drooping?

No: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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No veuion in my one eyes?

No veuion in my one eyes?

No vision?: If just noted this not emergent, but you must see an ophthalmologist to determine the cause, the sooner the better. ...Read more

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Cause of one bulging eye?

Thyroid, others: In the 19 year old age group, thyroid malfunction is the most likely diagnosis. Less common are tumors behind the eye, some primary and some metastatic. If the bulging is accompanied by pain, especially on eye motion it could be infectionl this always requires evaluation and you should see a neuro-ophthalmologist or oculoplastic surgeon (not an optometrist). ...Read more

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Why is one eye always red?

Many reasons: Too numerous to cover here. Try lubricating eye drops first. You need to see an ophthalmologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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What can cause one bulging eye?

What can cause one bulging eye?

Possible tumpr: A single bulging eye could be thyroid disease or a tumor behind the eye if this is a new problem. See your ophthalmologist soon. ...Read more

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One eye waters or teers all day ?

One eye waters or teers all day ?

Watery eye: Do you wear contact lenses? Have you gotten a foreign body (piece of dirt/plant/etc in your eye that may have scratched it? Is there pain in the eye? Is it red & swollen? Any pus? Do you use mascara? When did you last change it? (should change every 3 months at least). If any of above are true, see your eye doc for evaluation & treatment. ...Read more

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What causes only one bulging eye?

What causes only one bulging eye?

Many possible causes: The most common cause of proptosis (a bulging eye) is thyroid eye disease. This most often causes both eyes to bulge, but very often is asymmetric and only one eye is noticeably bulging. It can also occur due to a growth in the eye socket or vascular malformation. ...Read more