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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 ...Read more

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I am experiencing drooping eyelid (side: one eye only).

I am experiencing drooping eyelid (side: one eye only).

Ptosis: If you have inflammation of the lid or of the eye, this droop can be temporary. If the droop is not inflamed but seems spontaneous and possibly progressive, then it might be due to neurologic issues and various eye muscle paralyses. See your ophthalmologist or an oculoplastic surgeon to get this evaluated. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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?

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

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My upper eyelids are swollen, drooping over eyelashes. Is this serious?

Possibly: We would need further history and symptoms to determine. Since you are not sure, it is best to see an ophthalmologist as soon as possible. Feel better. ...Read more

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How to best hide or fix a droopy eyelid?

How to best hide or fix a droopy eyelid?

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

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What are some possible causes for a droopy eyelid that's a bit puffy?

Local problem: It all depends on your clinical evaluation. You may have a cyst in your eyelid or other lesion that makes your eyelid react and become heavier. You need to see an eye doctor to be carefully examined. ...Read more

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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?

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?

MD: I would have him see an eye physician...Not only due to ptosis (eyelid drooping) which can be helped with minor surgery but also for cataracts and other ophthalmalogic problems associated with various muscular dystrophies.... ...Read more

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Is there any way to correct a droopy eyelid and a lazy eye?

Is there any way to correct a droopy eyelid and a lazy eye?

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

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Is it possible to have a "lazy eye" and a droopy eyelid (ptosis) at the same time on the same eye?

Is it possible to have a "lazy eye" and a droopy eyelid (ptosis) at the same time on the same eye?

You bet!: In fact, the ptosis often causes the lazy eye- less input into the eye, so the eye gets ignored by the brain and relies on the other eye (amblyopia). ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Had a droopy eye on right side after a month giving birth to my child. My right side face cheeks gets bigger eyebrow starts to droop smile slanted. Y?

Had a droopy eye on right side after a month giving birth to my child. My right side face cheeks gets bigger eyebrow starts to droop smile slanted. Y?

Possible stroke: The symptoms you describe, if they are continuous and not intermittent, sound like a mild cerebro-vascular accident (CVA) that may have occurred during delivery. If intermittent, you could be having transient ischemic attacks (TIAs). You need to see a neurologist for eval. ...Read more

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How come only one of my eyelids droop while the other one doesn't?

How come only one of my eyelids droop while the other one doesn't?

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

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Why did one of my eyelids randomly swell up?

Why did one of my eyelids randomly swell up?

Stye or allergy: Most common reasons are onset of stye and sudden exposure to something you are allergic to (e.g. cat hair).
A bug bite is also a possibility. ...Read more

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Why is one of my eyelids bigger than the other?

Why is one of my eyelids bigger than the other?

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

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Why is one of my eyelids so dry and when I blink?

Why is one of my eyelids so dry and when I blink?

Meibomian Gland loss: Have you had a LipiScan to see if you have Meibomian Gland loss? Do you have dry mouth or arthritis? Could be from Gland loss or other issues. Consult with us to determine if you need further evaluation. ...Read more

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One of my eyelids is lower than the other. What is cause and cure?

One of my eyelids is lower than the other. What is cause and cure?

Ptosis: Drooping eyelid can be congenital, caused by birth trauma, acquired muscle weakness or something more serious like eye socket disease or tumor or indicative of neurological problem. Should see your eye md for diagnosis and recommended treatment. ...Read more

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One of my eyelids is more closed than the other - how to fix this?

One of my eyelids is more closed than the other - how to fix this?

Got an evaluation: Having a difference in eyelid height is not normal. See an ophthalmologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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!

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

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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

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

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What's an effective treament for a flaky dry skin rash on one of my eyelids?

What's an effective treament for a flaky dry skin rash on one of my eyelids?

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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How can I get rid of a flaky dry skin rash on one of my eyelids?

How can I get rid of a flaky dry skin rash on one of my eyelids?

Topical corticostero: Topical low potency corticosteroids such as over-the-counter Hydrocortisone 1%. Also, consider moisturizing soaps and shampoos. ...Read more

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One of my eyelids turned yellow after double eyelid surgery. How can I get rid of this?

One of my eyelids turned yellow after double eyelid surgery. How can I get rid of this?

Temporary?: What you are describing is usually temporary and related to the last stages of bruising. Otherwise, best to run this concern by your plastic surgeon, since I have not experienced this concern long-term. Best wishes. ...Read more