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Is there any way to correct a droopy eyelid and a lazy eye?

Is there any way to correct a droopy eyelid and a lazy eye?

Eyelid- yes: The droopy eyelid is called ptosis. It is usually caused by a muscle or nerve problem that is amenable to surgery. The lazy eye (amblyopia )treatment depends on the age of the patient. If the patient is under 12 years old then patching may help improve the vision. Over age 12 the nervous system is developmentally stable and patching will not help improve the vision. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning with drooping eyelid in my left eye. I have been having headaches on and off, although I am not having one right now.

I woke up this morning with drooping eyelid in my left eye. I have been having headaches on and off, although I am not having one right now.

Ptosis: sounds like ptosis (a weakness of the levator muscle in the eylid) Headaches suggestive of inflammatory process. Bells palsy can look similar but it is seldom isolated only to the eyelid. Have your situation evaluated by MD. Your condition is not normal and could have other causes ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a "lazy eye" and a droopy eyelid (ptosis) at the same time on the same eye?

Is it possible to have a  "lazy eye" and a droopy eyelid (ptosis) at the same time on the same eye?

You bet!: In fact, the ptosis often causes the lazy eye- less input into the eye, so the eye gets ignored by the brain and relies on the other eye (amblyopia). ...Read more

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My eye ball hurts got hit by a pole yesterday straight into my eye I can see it just hurts when I blink does this mean the top of my eye lid isbruised?

My eye ball hurts got hit by a pole yesterday straight into my eye I can see it just hurts when I blink does this mean the top of my eye lid isbruised?

Bruised: It appears to be a mild bruise. If it does not hurt too much and your vision is normal, then it should settle down in the next 2-3 days. If either pain increases or vision decreases or in case of increasing swelling, you should go see your doctor(Family doctor may be adequate unless vision has decreased). An eye specialist is called Ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What does sore, swollen and red eye mean? My left bottom eye lid has been hurting for a few days now, feels kind of like a pimple to the touch and when i blink. I woke up this morning and my eye was swollen on the bottom lid and under my eye, red and sti

What does sore, swollen and red eye mean? My left bottom eye lid has been hurting for a few days now, feels kind of like a pimple to the touch and when i blink.  I woke up this morning and my eye was swollen on the bottom lid and under my eye, red and sti

What : What you describe sounds like a chalazion or commonly known as a stye. Try placing a warm wash cloth on the lid three or four times daily. If the stye does not go away, there are other treatment options and surgical options you may discuss with your ophthalmologist. Styes can also be associated with lid margin disease. Lid margin disease is a common and frequently chronic inflammation of the eyelids. Symptoms include irritation, itching, and, occasionally, a red eye. This condition frequently occurs in people who tend to have oily skin, dandruff, or dry eyes. Bacteria normally reside on the skin, but in some people, they thrive in the skin at the base of the eyelashes. Nearby oil glands may be overactive, causing dandruff-like scales and particles to form along the lashes and eyelid margins, which can cause redness, stinging, or burning. Lid margin disease cannot be cured, but it can be controlled with a few simple, daily hygienic measures, such as the following: at least twice a day, place a warm, wet washcloth over your closed eyelids for a minute. Rewet it as it cools, two or three times. This will soften and loosen scales and debris. More important, it helps liquefy the oily secretions from the eyelids’ oil glands, which helps prevent the development of a chalazion, an inflamed lump in an eyelid oil gland. With your finger covered with a thin, wet washcloth, cotton swab, or commercial lint-free pad, gently scrub the base of the lashes for about 15 seconds per lid. When medications are necessary, they may include: artificial tears (over-the-counter eyedrops) to relieve symptoms of dry eye; antibiotics (oral or topical) to decrease bacteria on the eyelids; and steroids (short-term), to decrease inflammation. Medications alone are not sufficient to control lid margin disease; the application of warmth and detailed cleansing of the lashes daily is the key. ...Read more

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Can the lower eye lid make the eyes droop if to much peels are done under there?

Can the lower eye lid make the eyes droop if to much peels are done under there?

Lower lid peels: This would not cause upper lid drooping but may cause lower lid retraction secondary to skin changes over time. ...Read more

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My right eye lid is drooping more than the left side why could that be?

My right eye lid is drooping more than the left side why could that be?

Multiple causes: It depends on exactly what is wrong. A droopy appearing eyelid may be caused by excess upper eyelid skin or drooping of the eye brow. It could be something called ptosis which means the actual edge of the eyelid droops down. There are a number of causes of ptosis. You should see an eye doctor who treats eyelid problems to determine the cause and possible treatment options. ...Read more

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Puffy eye lid, what to do?

Puffy eye lid, what to do?

Probably not serious: Puffy eyes may be a sign of allergy or fluid accumulation around the eyes.Is there pain?One side or two?If just one-sided and painful,could be related to a stye. An exam would resolve these issues. ...Read more

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Why do I have 2blisters on my eye lid?

Why do I have 2blisters on my eye lid?

Probably a stye: A style is a small abscess on the putter or inner eyelid. It is usually a staph infection. Seek medical attention if it persists for a few weeks or causes eye pain. ...Read more

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Why do I have 2blisters on my eye lid?

Why do I have 2blisters on my eye lid?

It would be : Advisable to see your eyemd in case this is a vesicular lesion that needs treatment within the first 72 hours. ...Read more

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Components of eye lid & their function ?

Components of eye lid & their function
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Eyelid: Hair, skin, mucosa , glands, muscles. Protect the eye, libricates the eye, prevent sweat from hitting eye ball. Wink and look pretty (girls) or get the attention of girls (guys). ...Read more

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Why would my eye lid hurt when i touch it?

Why would my eye lid hurt when i touch it?

A stye: You may have an obstruction of one of glands of the lid. This is called a hordeolum or stye. ...Read more

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How to get something out of your upper eye lid?

How to get something out of your upper eye lid?

Remove fr/ upper lid: To Remove something from upper lid, gently pull top eyelashes and eyelid & lay upper lid on top of bottom eyelashes. This should help get it out. Otherwise, you can flip the lid with a cue tip at a mirror to see if you see something. Consult with us if needed. Otherwise an eyeMD can help. ...Read more

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How can I fix the over lapping skin on my eye lid?

How can I fix the over lapping skin on my eye lid?

Surgeon Review: Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure to remove over lapping skin of the upper eyelid. Sometimes medically necessary. As with any surgery, do your homework. Look at on line reviews -/+. Ask other patients. Eyelid surgery is both art and science; but art is most important. Look at before and after images. Feild of vision testing can determine if the procedure is cosmetic or medically necessary. ...Read more

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I m feeling pain in my upper eye lid... How to cure it?

I m feeling pain in my upper eye lid... How to cure it?

See an eye MD: Eyelid pain may be caused by a variety of conditions. It could be a chalazion, hordeolum (stye), blepharitis, benign or malignant tumor, calcium deposit on inner aspect of lid, etc. The point is, there are many conditions that can cause lid pain, and the best thing to do is seek the advice of a professional who knows what it is. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a double and a single eye lid?

What is the difference between a double and a single eye lid?

Single or double lid: The term double eyelid refers to the caucasian type of eyelid where you see a crease along the mid portion of the upper lid. The single lid is the more typical oriental lid where this crease is absent. ...Read more

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I am having left lower eye lid twiching, what could be the cause?

I am having left lower eye lid twiching, what could be the cause?

Cause unknown: The cause is unknown although stress and fatigue are often listed as contributing factors. In most cases, the twitching is benign, will last a few days and disappear without treatment. ...Read more