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What Does Drooping Eyelid Mean
Have drooping eyelids if the blood test is positive for myasthenia gravis does that mean surgery is not an option?
My cousin recently had an "INSANE" sharp headache behind the eye plus she often has a drooping eyelid. Does this necessarily mean Aneurysm?
Ptosis: Drooping eyelids that are symmetrical usually are not dangerous and can be caused by weakness of eyelid elevating muscles or just age. However, might be an indicator of neurological or brain problem. Should see eye md asap to diagnose and recommend treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Eyelid drooping: The most common cause of eyelid drooping is related to age. Chonic inflammation of the lids and eyes can also cause eyelid to droop to protect the eye. Previous trauma or neurologic issues can also contribute to eyelid droopiness. To determine the cause, you need to see an eye doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can be: If the drooping eyelid is interfering with your periferal vision to a significant amount that is determined by a test called "visual field test", then most insurances cover the procidure.. This test is performed by your eye doctor. You should check with your insurance that the eyelid surgery is included in your coverage. Some insurance plans exclude that entierly regardless of medical necessity. ...Read more
Usually aging: There are many causes of a drooping eyelid. The most common cause is aging, which can result in the eyelid muscle becoming loose and detached from the eyelid. Other causes include nerve problems, such as a 3rd nerve palsy, horner's syndrome, or myasthenia gravis (these may require urgent evaluation). Children born with drooping eyelids may have weak eyelid muscles. Most causes can be treated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Drooping eyelids: The treatment of a drooping eyelid depends on its cause. If the drooping is due to the stretching or looseness of the eyelid lifting muscle, either a levator advancement procedure (with an incision on the outside) or a mueller muscle/conjunctival resection (incision on the inside of the lid) may be performed under local anesthesia. Congenital drooping may be corrected with a frontalis sling. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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