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My right eyelid seems to be slightly weaker than my left. It doesn't completely close either. To get it totally closed I have to force it. What is it?

My right eyelid seems to be slightly weaker than my left. It doesn't completely close either. To get it totally closed I have to force it. What is it?

Lagophthalmos: Incomplete closure of an eyelid is called lagophthalmos. Forceful closure is a function of the surrounding Orbicularis muscle. The most common cause is paralytic from a Bells Palsy. It can also occur after trauma or surgery (cicatricial lagophthalmos). The most important thing to remember is to keep the cornea moist with tears so one doesn't not develop exposure Keratopathy. ...Read more

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One of my eyelids is more closed than the other - how to fix this?

One of my eyelids is more closed than the other - how to fix this?

Got an evaluation: Having a difference in eyelid height is not normal. See an ophthalmologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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My left eyelid does like a single flutter, then stays partly closed for a second or so. This happens quite frequently but only in the left lid. Thank?

My left eyelid does like a single flutter, then stays partly closed for a second or so. This happens quite frequently but only in the left lid. 
Thank?

Lid fluttery: this sounds like an entity called fasciculation. It is a twitch of the lid,lasting very short duration,recurrent and stops by itself. Usually related to stress. Does not cause any other eye symptoms. If any should develope you should see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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If the eyelid is closed, could the aqueous humor press onto or into the iris resulting in injury?

If the eyelid is closed, could the aqueous humor press onto or into the iris resulting in injury?

No: Aqueous surrounds the iris from front and back. Elevation of the internal eye pressure which is not much from the eyelids, is equalized and will cause no harm. A blow to the eye can send a shock wave through the aqueous which can damage the iris muscle and cause some degree of permanent dilation. ...Read more

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My eyes always look like I am tired. The top eyelids are always as if they're closed. What are some ways to make my eyes more open?

My eyes always look like I am tired. The top eyelids are always as if they're closed. What are some ways to make my eyes more open?

Ptosis: ...is a drooping or falling of the upper or lower eyelid. The drooping may be worse after being awake longer, when the individual's muscles are tired. Assure you are getting enough sleep first. If it happens all the time, see the Eye dr, as it may lead to other issues if your lids droop too low.Treatment depends on the type of ptosis and is usually performed by an ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgeon ...Read more

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Had upper ptosis eyelid surgery over a week ago my eye seems to hurt to keep it open all the time and when closing is this normal!

Had upper ptosis eyelid surgery over a week ago my eye seems to hurt to keep it open all the time and when  closing is this normal!

Dry eyes: After ptosis surgery your eye will be a little more open than usual. This could lead the cornea to get dry and trigger pain. Please see your eye surgeon very soon to make sure what the problem is. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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