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What does it mean if my one eyelid starts to droop?

What does it mean if my one eyelid starts to droop?

See an eye doctor: New lid droop always needs to be evaluated. Although most of the time it is benign, there may be conditions that have to be addressed. Often, medical or surgical treatment can help, so don't delay seeing an eye doctor. ...Read more

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How come only one of my eyelids droop while the other one doesn't?

How come only one of my eyelids droop while the other one doesn't?

Ptosis: There are a number of condtions in which one eyelid only droops (unilateral ptosis). Have your ophthalmologist evaluate this and see if there is a cause. A drooping lid can be surgically corrected (levator surgery). ...Read more

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Why does just one eyelid droop?

Why does just one eyelid droop?

Many possible causes: You need an evaluation by an ophthalmologist to determine why your eyelid is droopy. There are some very serious medical conditions that can be associated with a droopy eyelid. ...Read more

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Is there a way to correct my asymmetry of eyelids without surgery? One droops/

Is there a way to correct my asymmetry of eyelids without surgery? One droops/

Few: If you are an eyeglass wearer, there is an extension on the back of eyeglasses that an optical shop can make called ptosis crutch which will elevate one eye. It is slightly annoying to use but you can get used to it. Otherwise you will have to correct your ptosis with surgery that is minimally invasive, not painful and can be recommended by your oculoplastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Is it weird to have only one drooping eyelid?

Is it weird to have only one drooping eyelid?

Drooping eyelid: This problem is common. Your best bet would be to have your eyes evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my eyebrow/eyelid droops periodically?

What does it mean if my eyebrow/eyelid droops periodically?

You live in gravity: There are many causes of this, but it primarily is caused by living in gravity. Don't blame it on age! There can be problems with the muscles in the eyelid or eyebrow. An oculoplastic surgeon is the best to diagnose this. Look at www.ASOPRS.org. ...Read more

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Why is one eyelid bigger than the other?

Why is one eyelid bigger than the other?

Eyelid: The simple answer could be because you have a slight ptosis (one eye lid droops a little lower than the other) or you could have some lid retraction (related to overactive thyroid disease). It would be best to see an ophthalmologist to put your mind at ease. ...Read more