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What is the best treatment for drooping eyelid?

What is the best treatment for drooping eyelid?

Drooping: There are different causes of drooping of eyelids: congenital, allergies, normal physiologic variation, myasthenia, other neurological causes like bells palsy, allergic reaction. To treat it is important to know the cause. ...Read more

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Drooping Eyelid (Definition)

Ptosis is a symptom in which a person has drooping of one or both eyelids. Drooping can be temporary or permanent, and be caused by muscle weakness, nerve ...Read more


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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my drooping eyelid?

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my drooping eyelid?

Internet: I have seen small adhesive pieces for sale on the internet that you can attach to the upper eyelid. Of course, you have to remove and replace them each day. ...Read more

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I am 17 and have drooping eyelids, is this normal? I look into the mirror and without lifting my eyebrows you can't see my eyelid on the right side.

I am 17 and have drooping eyelids, is this normal? I look into the mirror and without lifting my eyebrows you can't see my eyelid on the right side.

Depends.: You should seek consultation with a facial plastic surgeon to determine the nature of your issue. This could be from excess eyelid skin (dermatochalasis) or from brow ptosis. You could also have unrecognized levator muscle dysfunction. Each of these require different treatment strategies and should be evaluated by a surgeon experienced in these procedures. ...Read more

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Fix for drooping eyelids covered by insurance?

Fix for drooping eyelids covered by insurance?

Can be: If the drooping eyelid is interfering with your periferal vision to a significant amount that is determined by a test called "visual field test", then most insurances cover the procidure.. This test is performed by your eye doctor. You should check with your insurance that the eyelid surgery is included in your coverage. Some insurance plans exclude that entierly regardless of medical necessity. ...Read more

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Is it possible to correct a drooping eyelid?

Is it possible to correct a drooping 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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Is there a way to control or exercise my drooping eyelid?

Is there a way to control or exercise my drooping 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. Exercise will not fix the problem. ...Read more

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Is there any way to fix drooping eyelids without surgery?

Is there any way to fix drooping eyelids without surgery?

No: If the drooping loids are due to myasthenia gravis, medication can help. Sometimes weight loss can slightly reduce drooping of lids. There are some drops that can cause elevation of eyelids. Unfortunately they can have adverse effects. ...Read more

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Can surgery fix a drooping eyelid?

Can surgery fix a drooping eyelid?

Yes: There are a variety of surgeries that can fix a droopy lid which is referred to as ptosis. The best procedure to repair the ptosis depends on what causes the problem. Usually the causes are due to excessive skin or abnormal muscle function or muscle slippage. ...Read more

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My mom has drooping eyelids. Will i?

My mom has drooping eyelids. Will i?

Hereditary drooping: A lot of our physical appearance and changes with aging are inherited from our parents. Drooping eyelids, or eyelid ptosis, can be an inherited feature. As the body ages, the muscle that helps lift the eyelids can stretch, leading to droopiness. This is quite common and certainly may be inherited but not necessarily. Fortunately, it can be treated with a minor operation under local anesthesia. ...Read more

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