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Doctor insights on: What Does It Mean When One Eyelid Starts To Droopy

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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 eye lid does not improve in time, then see an Ophthalmologist for an evaluation and treatment. Good luck.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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 eye lid 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.

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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.

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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.