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What does it mean if my one eyelid starts to droop?

What does it mean if my one eyelid starts to droop?

See an eye doctor: New lid droop always needs to be evaluated. Although most of the time it is benign, there may be conditions that have to be addressed. Often, medical or surgical treatment can help, so don't delay seeing an eye doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my eyebrow/eyelid droops periodically?

What does it mean if my eyebrow/eyelid droops periodically?

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

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What does it mean when there is a dry patch on my eyelid?

What does it mean when there is a dry patch on my eyelid?

Depends: This could be an allergic reaction or a general inflammatory condition such as eczema or dermatitis. Generally, lubrication with ointment or very thin layer with otc Hydrocortisone cream can help. If it persists or worsens, you should see an ophthalmologist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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What does it mean when the inner part of your eyelids are purple?

What does it mean when the inner part of your eyelids are purple?

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 more

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What dose it mean when you have itchy eyelids and flakes all day ?

What dose it mean when you have itchy eyelids and flakes all day ?

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

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Can you tell me what it mean to have a type of crust on the eyelid?

Can you tell me what it mean to have a type of crust on the eyelid?

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

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What does it mean to have a third eyelid?

Some animals: Have this membrane that closes before the lids. Humans do not have these. ...Read more

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What can a red dry patch on my eyelid mean?

What can a red dry patch on my eyelid mean?

Dermatitis: Usually seborrheic dermatitis. Try using vaseline for a few days. If not improved you may benefit from seeing your dermatologist. ...Read more

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I woke up with a swollen eyelid. What could it mean?

I woke up with a swollen eyelid. What could it mean?

Many causes: There are many different causes of swollen lids from allergies, to styes to infections. See your eye doctor for a complete examination. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my eyelid keeps twitching?

What does it mean if my eyelid keeps twitching?

Eyelid answer: Sometimes the eyelid muscles become tired and they twitch. This is called blepharospasm and it is normally benign. http://www.neurocuro.com/blepharospasm-eyelid-twitch/ ...Read more