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What Does It Mean If Your Eyelid Starts To Droup
Blepharitis: Eyelid margin disease is a common and chronic condition caused by inflammation of the eyelids referred to as blepharitis or meibomitis. This condition frequently occurs in people who have a tendency toward oily skin, dandruff or dry eyes. Swollen or red eyelids; burning, stinging, or itchy eyelids; blurry vision that comes and goes; scales or skin flakes at the bottom of the eyelashes; "sleep.". ...Read more
Veins: They are likely superficial veins. Nothing of concern except possibly cosmetic. ...Read more
Veins?: Sometimes this can be a prominent vein in your thin lower lid skin or it can come from mild fat herniation thru the orbital septum of the lower lid.This commonly occurs with age but not always. This prominent fat can give " shadows" under certain lighting conditions. Best to have an ophthalmologist check this and he/she may ask for a second opinion from an oculoplastic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blepharitis: Most likely this is blepharitis, chronic crusting, itching, flaking of the eyelids/lid margins. Often this is associated with dryness, grittiness, burning and redness of the eyes. Try using hot compresses each am and a gentle lid scrub (dilute baby shampoo or a wipe like ocusoft) to control, but if symtpoms persist an eye doctor can provide further help/treatment. ...Read more
Dry skin: Dryness under your eyes is usually just that, dry skin. It can also be related to an allergy or even eczema. You can try some simple over the counter facial lotion and see if that helps. If it does not you should see your dr. Who can prescribe you something, usually a mild steroid ointment/cream. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I've just developed small purple spots on the top and bottom of my eyelid, what does this mean?, will this go away?
Have it checked by : Your eye doctor under a slit lamp. That would be the best to see what it actually is for diagnosis. Hard to say from this as you need to provide more info and medical and ocular history. How long it's been going on? Which eye or both eyes? What exposure to anything, previous infections? These are all important considerations. Take care. Good luck now. ...Read more
Lately my eyes have been burning like they have a sunburn underneath my eyelids. What does this mean?
Probable dry eyes: Assuming that no other injury or infection has occurred, the most common cause of your irritation is dry eyes. Dry eyes can occur at any age, but tend to worsen as we get older. Treatment should begin with a thorough eye examination, followed by artificial tears 4 times per day. If you do not notice a significant improvement quickly, have your eye doctor re-evaluate your treatment options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does it mean to have random twitching of the upper right eyelid. This has been going on randomly for 2wks. Thanks?
I want to have eyelids, to be blunt i'm a monolid, which means that I have no crease in my eye. Whatsoever. How can I get this fixed?
Yes: People of asian origin often lack a lid fold in the upper lid. In addition, there are various congenital conditions that may include an absent upper lid fold. Lid folds can be created with ophthalmic plastic surgical techniques.Sian. ...Read more
Myokymia: Random twitching of an eyelid, which happens in normal people, is called myokymia (an involuntary, spontaneous, quivering of a few muscle cell bundles within a muscle). Myokymia starts and stops spontaneously. In the eyelids, it can last a few minutes to a few days. It can be caused by stress, dry eyes, lack of sleep. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Eye twitch: In the lids there exists a muscle that is called mueller's muscle. It responds to your circulating adrenaline, whose production by the body happens in response to stress. Local conditions such as cysts, concretions (calcium deposit) may be a physical cause that may induce mueller;s muscle to twitch. To stop it eliminate the cause of it, see your eye doc (ophthalmologist), . ...Read more
Usually benign: A not uncommon symptom that is benign. Can be from micro air trapping, conjunctival congestion, dryness ; other mechanical local factors. Try optive refresh otc tears. ...Read more
My daughter has a large stye on her upper eyelid and it's been there for nearly 2weeks. What does it mean when a stye turns black?
Breakthrough: A stye is a pus filled gland of the lid. If untreated, it will enlarge and eventually breaks through to the surface. If the area is not cleaned - and they are commonly tender at this stage - the material passing through to the outside can oxidize and turn dark to black. This should be cleaned with warm soaks and this may help clear it up. Otherwise see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more
If I have xanthlasma on just one eyelid is it even xanthlasma? Or something else? Does it always mean heart problems? I'm only in my 30s and worried
Hard to say : you need to be examined.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is it possible to reverse Asian eyelid surgery? I don't mean fix a bad surgery, i mean actually make my lids look like they did before Asian eyelid surgery?
Asian blepahroplasty: Reversing Asian blepharoplasty is difficult. With scarring present, it would be almost impossible to restore your eyelids to their preoperative appearance. Have your eyelids evaluated by a board certified surgeon with expertise in these procedures. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Several things: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will his doctor be in a position to tell him what's wrong and what needs to be done to help him. ...Read more
I have had a mild stye for 3 days now on my lower eyelid, it had stopped hurting but is itchy now. Does that mean it's healing?
My right side corner of my eyebrow is swollen and a little bit on top right side of my eyelid, when I push pressure it hurts what does it mean?
See physician: These symptoms can be from a variety of causes from simple viral illness, to a stye to a bacterial infection by the brow driving into the lid. I rec you go to your doctor and until then warm soaks ...Read more
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