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Uncontrollable Eyelid Closing
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
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.
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
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
Im worried about my eyes. One eyelid seems to shut more than the other one. One of my eyes look fine but the other one looks really closed?
How should I use eyelid cleanser pads to clean under eyelashes top & bottom? Will closing my eye and wiping over the entire eye be sufficient enough?
Both lids at once: The most efficient and useful way to use these is to wipe both eyes closed together so the upper and lower row of lashes get cleansed. ...Read more
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!
Hello, I have vitiligo. I want to use narrow band uvb 0.3 mm in skin penetration. I can treat with closed eyes on the eyelids? Thank
Piece of flesh (not round) , maybe the eyelid coming out from the eyelid. A couple of weeks ago it popped & could see it with her eye closed. ?
Eyelid: Without delay your daughter must see an eye specialist as soon as possible. ...Read more
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