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Why Is One Of My Eyelids Drooping
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
Son has muscular dystrophy. School had an eye exam and they made a note that his eye lids are drooping a little over his pupils. Should he be seen by his doctor?
Eyelid- yes: The droopy eyelid is called ptosis. It is usually caused by a muscle or nerve problem that is amenable to surgery. The lazy eye (amblyopia )treatment depends on the age of the patient. If the patient is under 12 years old then patching may help improve the vision. Over age 12 the nervous system is developmentally stable and patching will not help improve the vision. ...Read more
Is it possible to have a "lazy eye" and a droopy eyelid (ptosis) at the same time on the same eye?
Which cranial nerve control drooping of the eyebrow & upper eye lid? When I blink my left side droops unless I physically hold it up.
My child was born with moderate hearing loss due to nerve damage, Chiari malformation, a droopy eye that doesn't produce tears, and possible seizures. The only thing I did different with her than my other children is take Zofran while pregnant with her. C
Ptosis: There are a number of condtions in which one eyelid only droops (unilateral ptosis). Have your ophthalmologist evaluate this and see if there is a cause. A drooping lid can be surgically corrected (levator surgery). ...Read more
Plastic surgery: See an oculoplastic surgeon for repair.Get a more detailed answer ›
Maybe: A lid that looks "larger" may be due to drooping on ne side (ptosis), or excessive redundant skin (dermatochalasis) Brow ptosis can also cause the lids to look asymmetric. Thyroid dysfunction can also cause lids to appear different from one another. Get an exam to identify the cause ...Read more
One of my eyelids sags more than the other. How to i fix this? It might be ptosis. If it is, will i need surgery to repair it?
Possibly but…: Eyelid surgery may be indicated in your case if your vision is being affected and/or if you are concerned about the appearance of the eyelids ( drooping and/or asymmetry). Seek consultation with board-certified plastic surgeons or oculoplastic surgeons. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The outer corner of one of my eyelids started hurting, is pinkish and swollen in the morning. It's been 2 days, no sign of a bump or pimple. Help pls!
Need photo: At the onset of a stye/hordeolum, a localized are of the eyelid next to the eyelashes is red and swollen before forming a pustule, and occ that is visible only by lifting the eyelid. Use warm compresses. If you are referring to the corner or outer canthus where the eyelashes join, then this may be related to anything that causes eye irritation and excessive tearing, such as allergy or a bad cold ...Read more
Over the last week I ve notist that one of my eyelids is lower then the other doing some research I ve found that wearing contacts can cause this I wear contacts for around 16 hours a day if I stop wearing contacts is there any chance my eyelid will retur
Eye M.D. can check: An eye doctor (md) can check to see if the ptosis might be related to contact lenses (other disorders cause ptosis). The patient can bring some pictures of himself along, so the doctor can see what the lids looked like in the past (bring also pictures of one's neutral face, tired face, sleepy face, etc..., not just a big smiley face). Lenses wear can be stopped to see if the lids return to normal. ...Read more
See an eye doc: First step is to get a diagnosis. There are multiple issues that could cause what you describe. I recommend you see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
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