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Doctor insights on: Uneven Eye Position

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Is there a surgery for correcting uneven eyes?

Is there a surgery for correcting uneven eyes?

Ptosis surgery: I assume you mean asymetrical drooping lids. There is good surgery called levator resection to even up the position of the lids and restore symmetry. This is commonly done by a specialty called oculoplastic surgery. ...Read more

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I tend to have constant headaches that change positions. I've once had a pain around my eyes. What seems to be the problem?

I tend to have constant headaches that change positions. I've once had a pain around my eyes. What seems to be the problem?

Moving headaches: Josh,
The etiology of your headaches is unclear and sounds sinus related. A proper physical exam and full history would very helpful. The list of possibilities are quite long and full consult is in order. ...Read more

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How can I adjust back my left eye position?

How can I adjust back my left eye position?

Exam: Your question conjures many ideas that an examination by an ophthalmologist could readily answer. Misalignment of the eyes really doesn't have home remedies to "fix". ...Read more

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My niece's right eye seems to have shifted positioning. Is this normal?

My niece's right eye seems to have shifted positioning. Is this normal?

No: If you are observing her eye shift to the midline she may have elevated intracranial pressure. Any involuntary and fixed deviation of eye position warrants urgent medical attention. She needs to be seen immediately. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my niece's right eye seems to have shifted positioning?

What do you suggest if my niece's right eye seems to have shifted positioning?

See Eye MD: An eye malposition should be evaluated. Make her an appointment with a pediatric ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Had a eye test and eyes seem fine but I keep seeing a black dot in my vision and even when I close my eyes. It stays on one position then goes?

Had a eye test and eyes seem fine but I keep seeing a black dot in my vision and even when I close my eyes. It stays on one position then goes?

Vitreous floater: It sounds like you have vitreous floaters, little grayish spots of differing shapes in the vitreous cavity of your eye. These increase with aging, myopia, lattice degeneration, and can arise from retinal tears, inflammation, trauma, surgery. The dilated eye examination is important to rule out serious causes that need treatment. As long as this has been done, just monitor for change. ...Read more

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Sometimes when trying to sleep I get disoriented, room spins slightly when OPENING my eyes, takes seconds to go away, repeats. Same in any position?

Sometimes when trying to sleep I get disoriented, room spins slightly when OPENING my eyes, takes seconds to go away, repeats. Same in any position?

Dizzy: Please start by seeing your family doc. There are a number of possible causes including inner ear infection, eye problem. low blood pressure, etc. Your doc will diagnose and treat accordingly. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Eyes are blacking out when changing position since being on diltiazem. Am trialing for possible WPW. What can I do/ who should I contact about this?

Eyes are blacking out when changing position since being on diltiazem. Am trialing for possible WPW. What can I do/ who should I contact about this?

It sounds like you: Are overmedicated and the Diltiazem is causing an excessively low blood pressure. You need to contact your health care professional and get reevaluated for different therapy. Either pharmacological or interventional. See an electrophysiologist as WPW is curable with EP study and ablation obviating the need for drugs. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of bags under my eyes&why do I have them? The bags are always there, don't depend on amount of or position of sleep. They are alarming

How do I get rid of bags under my eyes&why do I have them? The bags are always there, don't depend on amount of or position of sleep. They are alarming

Undereye bags: Large expressive eyes like Susan Sarandon? Some of it is genetics. Rubbing your eyes can make the venous discoloration more prominent and increase melanin production. If your sleep is adequate, try cool compresses like wet teabags cooled in the freezer for a few minutes to decrease swelling in the area. The skin is thin and any excess fluid looks puffy. Decrease your salt. Treat allergies. ...Read more

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I'm getting laser iridotomy soon in both eyes. Is it true that positioning the hole at 3 or 9 o'clock is better to avoid light aberrations? Thanks!

I'm getting laser iridotomy soon in both eyes. Is it true that positioning the hole at 3 or 9 o'clock is better to avoid light aberrations? Thanks!

Iridotomy: First, make sure you need the procedure. Then to prevent light aberration the best location would be between 11 and 1 o'clock where the upper lid would block incoming light. ...Read more

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My eyes seems uneven every morning. What should be the problem?

My eyes seems uneven every morning. What should be the problem?

What do you mean?: If one eye seems smaller than the other, it is because one of your eyelids is drooping and not opening as quickly as the other. If you mean they are looking in opposite directions, you need to be evaluated. ...Read more

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I have bad lighting to a lesser extent. Is there any way for your eyes to go back into it's original position naturally, any suggestions?

I have bad lighting to a lesser extent. Is there any way for your eyes to go back into it's original position naturally, any suggestions?

Do you mean you: Need better lighting to see things better? If so the remedy is simple, read with better lighting. Aging can bring on the symptoms you decsribe. ...Read more

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Hi I have ampolypia and considering squint surgery. It won't improve the vision but eyes will look straight. Can the eyes move position again?

Hi I have ampolypia and considering squint surgery. It won't improve the vision but eyes will look straight. Can the eyes move position again?

No: You are basically "born" with the eye muscles you have and corrective efforts for "straightening" should be done when you are a child! Once "fixed" they should not move again!
Consult with a Board Certified Opthamologist!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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I have small jelly-like swelling on white of eye on inside corner plus a similar swelling (but less noticeable) on my other eye in same position.

I have small jelly-like swelling on white of eye on inside corner plus a similar swelling (but less noticeable) on my other eye in same position.

Pinguecula: This is a normal structure analogous to a callous on your hand, which the eye makes to protect itself. Almost everyone in the middle years has them although you might need high magnification to see them in some people. ...Read more

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I am experiencing dizziness (worsened by: changing head position, lying flat, sitting upright). when the Dizziness starts my eyes start jumping. .

I am experiencing dizziness (worsened by: changing head position, lying flat, sitting upright). when the Dizziness starts my eyes start jumping. .

Dizziness: Dizziness or vertigo can be due to many issues: dehydration, recent ear infection: have you had one? Rare issue, such as, brain issues or cancer are rare but Consult with us to determine the best evaluation and treatment to get you better. ...Read more

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Why do I have bad pain/pressure in my forehead- mainly when I move my eyes or go from a sitting to standing position too fast?

Why do I have bad pain/pressure in my forehead- mainly when I move my eyes or go from a sitting to standing position too fast?

Sinusitis: It is probably a sinusitis or vacuum sinus syndrome. If you have a lot of yellow green phlegm you need to get antibiotics. ...Read more