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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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I experience a severe one-sided headache accompanied by eye-watering and dropping of my eyelid on the effected side. Typical for migraine?

Yes: These are common symptoms for a migraine. You do need to be evaluated though. If this is the same set of symptoms each time with the head ache it is most likely a migraine. May also be cluster headaches. ...Read more

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Why did one of my eyelids randomly swell up?

Why did one of my eyelids randomly swell up?

Stye or allergy: Most common reasons are onset of stye and sudden exposure to something you are allergic to (e.g. cat hair). A bug bite is also a possibility. ...Read more

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Why is one of my eyelids bigger than the other?

Why is one of my eyelids bigger than the other?

Maybe: A lid that looks "larger" may be due to drooping on ne side (ptosis), or excessive redundant skin (dermatochalasis) Brow ptosis can also cause the lids to look asymmetric. Thyroid dysfunction can also cause lids to appear different from one another. Get an exam to identify the cause ...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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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

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What to do if one eyelid is bigger than the other?

What to do if one eyelid is bigger than the other?

May be the eye: Asymmetry of eyelid size is rare.Most likely,the height,or position of the eyelid has changed OR the position of the eyeball has changed.Old photographs may help note this change. I would recommend an exam to rule out a bulging eyeball. ...Read more

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What does it mean when there is a dry patch on my eyelid?

What does it mean when there is a dry patch on my eyelid?

Depends: This could be an allergic reaction or a general inflammatory condition such as eczema or dermatitis. Generally, lubrication with ointment or very thin layer with otc Hydrocortisone cream can help. If it persists or worsens, you should see an ophthalmologist or dermatologist. ...Read more