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What do you do if you have one droopy eyelid?

What do you do if you have one droopy eyelid?

Droopy eyelid: There are several causes of a droopy eyelid. Your best bet would be to have your eyes evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Hi, my son just turned 6 months yesterday and I'm afraid because for the past 4-5 days one of his eyelids has been a little droopy.?

Hi, my son just turned 6 months yesterday and I'm afraid because for the past 4-5 days one of his eyelids has been a little droopy.?

Droopy lids: Usually there is some mild eyelid swelling that causes an allergic reaction and eyelids to droop. You can give a
trial of benadryl 1.2 tsp (2.5 cc/ml) at night ands see if symptom goes away. If not I would check with pedi MD if needs eye referral to rule out congenital nerve ptosis
that can occur at birth, usually one eye. Welcome to health tap, Dr. Ivy Fisher ...Read more

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I took ecstasy ("molly"/pure mdma) last night, and the next morning I have one droopy eyelid. What could cause it?

I took ecstasy ("molly"/pure mdma) last night, and the next morning I have one droopy eyelid. What could cause it?

Sympathatomimetic: Sympathetic nervous system innervates the levator palpabrie superioris muscle, which elevates the eyelids. Ecstasy is methylenedioxymethamphetamine and it stimulates the sympathatic nervous system (sns) but it can also cause neurotoxicity of the sns, resulting in damage of the sns. Since, sns elevates the eyelid muscle, it's damage will result in drooping of the eyelid. ...Read more

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Will double eyelid surgery (upper and lower) fix one of my droopy eyelid?

Will double eyelid surgery (upper and lower) fix one of my droopy eyelid?

Droopy eyelid: There are several causes of a droopy eyelid. Your best bet would be to have your eyes evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Last week I lost one of my contact lenses in vegas so I had to go a few days only wearing one contact in order to see. Now I HAVE a droopy eyelid?

Last week I lost one of my contact lenses in vegas so I had to go a few days only wearing one contact in order to see. Now I HAVE a droopy eyelid?

Ptosis: This may improve as your vision returns to normal with no eye strain since your contact (assuming) is now back in place. If the eyelid does not improve in time, then see an Ophthalmologist for an evaluation and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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So I have one droopy eyelid. I believe they call it ptosis? What can be done to fix it?

So I have one droopy eyelid. I believe they call it ptosis?  What can be done to fix it?

Several options...: Ptosis can be aponeurotic (weakening of muscle attachment to eyelid- most common), myogenic (congenital, myasthenia gravis, opmd), neurogenic (oculomotor nerve injury or horner's syndrome), or mechanical (from mass on eyelid). Surgical correction depends on what type of ptosis you have. Options include: levator advancement, levator resection, mullerectomy, &fasanella-servat procedure (out-dated). ...Read more

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Has anyone ever had a surgical eyelid lift on one droopy eye only?

Has anyone ever had a surgical eyelid lift on one droopy eye only?

Droopy eyelid: This is a condition that can be treated with surgery on the droopy eyelid only or in conbination with other eyelid surgery. ...Read more

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I have one droopy eyelid caused by allergies but my mom won't take me to the doctors, help?

I have one droopy eyelid caused by allergies but my mom won't take me to the doctors, help?

Insists on it : Allergy is not expected to cause one droopy eyelid. If you are 42 yo, why do you need to have your mom bring you to a doctor unless you are disabled? See a doctor soon to make sure that it is not a neurologic problem. ...Read more

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Droopy eyelid in one eye after being sleep deprived. Should i be worried?

Droopy eyelid in one eye after being sleep deprived. Should i be worried?

Droopy eyelid: There are several causes of a droopy eyelid. Your best bet would be to have your eyes evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Sudden droopy eyelid of only one eye after eye drops at doctor?

Sudden droopy eyelid of only one eye after eye drops at doctor?

Side effect of drops: This is usually caused by the eyedrops used during you eye exam. These can sometime cause temporary weakness of the eyelid muscles. This should resolve with time. If it persists you should return to your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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A friend has a droopy eyelid and the Opthamologist has said he has a mass behind his eye and needs to have an MRI. Does this mean it is a tumor that likely needs to operated on or radiated? Could their be some other mass less serious?

A friend has a droopy eyelid and the Opthamologist has said he has a mass behind his eye and needs to have an MRI. Does this mean it is a tumor that likely needs to operated on or radiated? Could their be some other mass less serious?

Your friend's : Doctor will likely be able to give him more information after the MRI results are available and the rest of the work up is complete. It would be difficult to try to answer this without the information that his evaluation will provide. ...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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Daughter has a cough +mild fever. her one eye is abit red and droopy. She also has a redish line under her eye above her cheek bone. Can this be sinus?

Daughter has a cough +mild fever. her one eye is abit red and droopy. She also has a redish line under her eye above her cheek bone. Can this be sinus?

Droopy Eye with line: If one eye is red and droopy with a reddish line above her cheekbone it is possible that there is infection in the soft tissue around the eye. Follow up with your child's doctor to confirm diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What can be done for droopy eyelids?

What can be done for droopy eyelids?

Surgery: The type of surgery performed depends on the reason for the ptosis (drooping) but surgery is the main therapy. The eye plastic surgeon or general ophthalmologist can help you with this. ...Read more

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My right eyelid is droopy. How can I fix this?

My right eyelid is droopy. How can I fix this?

Depends: Depends on the cause. Ptosis and graves disease would require surgery. Myasthenis gravis would require medicine. 3rd n. Palsey would require time or emergency surgery depending on cause. Please see your eye doctor for a complete evaluation. ...Read more

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My top eyelid is droopy. What can be the cause of it? Canit lead to something serious?

My top eyelid is droopy. What can be the cause of it? Canit lead to something serious?

Ptosis: Blepharoptosis or just ptosis refers to excessive drooping (>1.5mm) of the eyelid below the limbus (outer edge of pupil). Aponeurosis (separation of lid muscle from insertion) is most common. Myogenic or neurogenic such as horner's syndrome (third nerve palsy) is also common. There are other causes as well. If this something new, consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have had a few late nights recently and woke up with my left eyelid more droopy than the right, should I be worried? Thanks

I have had a few late nights recently and woke up with my left eyelid more droopy than the right, should I be worried? Thanks

Not to worry: As long as the droop does not appear during the day, you should not worry. It might simply be the position in which you sleep which puts pressure on the lid. ...Read more

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Can a lot of excessive time being in front of a tv screen cause droopy eyelids? If yes, can it be treated in some way? I'm only 20 years old.

Can a lot of excessive time being in front of a tv screen cause droopy eyelids? If yes, can it be treated in some way? I'm only 20 years old.

No: There is no functional difference between tv viewing and video screen viewing such as on a computer. If there were a relationship causing droopy eyelids, we would be in the middle of an epidemic. You are young to have the older age eyelid type of drooping, so best to get a quick check with your ophthalmologist to determine why this has occurred and to recommend remedies. ...Read more

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How can you correct a droopy eyelid?

How can you correct a droopy eyelid?

Depends on cause: "Droopy" eyelid may refer to sagging of the brow, excess skin of the upper eyelid, a condition of the upper eyelid called "ptosis" (shifting downward of normal eyelid position at top of iris) or looseness of the lower eyelid. Several of these conditions may be present at the same time. Treatment options may include surgery, laser treatment or even botox. Medical evaluation is required. ...Read more

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How to the best hide or fix a droopy eyelid?

How to the best hide or fix a droopy eyelid?

Droopy eyelid repair: The type of procedure depends on the cause of the droopy eyelid. If the eyelid is droopy from stretching of the eyelid lifting muscle, then a levator advancement or a mueller muscle resection may be performed. If the eyelid is droopy from weakness in the eyelid lifting muscle, then a frontalis sling surgery may help. ...Read more

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I have a droopy eyelid for a couple of months. How can it heal on its own?

Droopy eyelid: There are several causes of a droopy eyelid. Your best bet would be to have your eyes evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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How to treat a permanent droopy eyelid?

How to treat a permanent droopy eyelid?

Droopy eyelid: There are several causes of a droopy eyelid. Your best bet would be to have your eyes evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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I have a droopy eyelid. Is there a surgery that would help?

I have a droopy eyelid. Is there a surgery that would help?

Droopy eyelid: There are several causes of a droopy eyelid. Your best bet would be to have your eyes evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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How could I get rid of a droopy eyelid?

How could I get rid of a droopy eyelid?

Droopy eyelid: There are several causes of a droopy eyelid. Your best bet would be to have your eyes evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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What is cause of droopy eyelids?

What is cause of droopy eyelids?

Droopy eyelid: There are several causes of a droopy eyelid. Your best bet would be to have your eyes evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Can you suggest a solution for sagging and droopy eyelids?

Can you suggest a solution for sagging and droopy eyelids?

Saggy eyelids: You can have your eyes evaluated by a board certified surgeon in specializes in facial rejuvenation. There are many techniques to improve saggy, droopy eyelids. ...Read more

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What are the possible bad outcomes of droopy eyelids correction?

What are the possible bad outcomes of droopy eyelids correction?

Droopy eyelid risks: Every surgery has an up side and a potential downside. When fixing droopy eyelids, two major things come to mind as potential bad outcomes:
1) asymmetry of height or contour. That is the lids may be too open, undercorrected or have different shapes. This can usually be correcteed.
2) exacerbating dry eyes with subsequent burning, discomfort, tearing and /or blurry. ...Read more