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What Does It Mean When One Eyelid Starts To 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.?
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
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
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?
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
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
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
Can a sleepy eye/lazy eye (just one eye looking a bit more upwards) cause eyelids to be droopy, making you look tired? I'm 20 years old.
Sleepy eye: It is possible you may a ptosis or lid lag. Check with your doctor or a neurologist. ...Read more
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?
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
My right eye has been droopy for a few months now. Noticed it one day and it never went back to normal. Should I be worried? Wear contacts. S allergie
See ophthalmology: A new onset droopy eye needs further evaluation. See an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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