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Why Is One Of My Eyelids Drooping
Myokymia: Localized muscle twitching over the eyelids is usually benign and self limited, and can be associated with fatique, eye strain, and lack of sleep. Typically, it is intermittent and quite benign. (very rarely, it involves the face on one side, and if this occurs, see a neurologist). ...Read more
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
See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more
One of my eyes is soo red and its basically making my one eye bigger than the other? Whats ththe reason for this?
See your eye doctor: There are many causes of red eye, this includes eye irritation, infection or inflammation. You could also have a bruise or bleeding under the lining of the eye causing the redness. If one eye is bigger and not able to close well, this could cause eye redness, irritation, tearing or pain. This should be evaluated by an eye doctor to rule out causes of the eye asymmetry and redness. ...Read more
My skin in my eye socket above my eyelid is very dry but only on one side. What could cause this?
Skin dry: Usually, the skin of the upper eyelids is lubricated by glands that have a fat-based secretion. The dryness may be due to a decreased secretion on the affected side. It is important to remember that although we may look symmetrical from left to right, we are not truly symmetrical. There are small differences from side to side that may concern us but are not at all significant. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See a doctor for : Evaluation and treatment. The best option is to see an Oculoplastic specialist. ...Read more
Have Bell's palsy, one month so far but noticed my eye brow on side of paralysis is higher than the normal side of face. Is this common or normal?
Bell's palsy : Yes. The seventh cranial nerve controls movement of the facial muscles. Paralysis of the face can lead to an inability to close the eye. It is important to protect the eye at night with eye ointment and a patch to avoid injury. You should start to see recovery soon and continue over the next six months. ...Read more
I've always had puffy lower eyelids in the morning, but now my upper eyelids get puffy too. Is this normal?
Maybe: Puffiness of the lower and upper lids can result from fluid retention, sometimes worse in the morning due to lying horizontally while sleeping. When you stand up, gravity pulls the fluid down. The most common cause of "puffy" lower lids is fat prolapsing forward mimicking swelling. The upper lid skin can stretch and become redundant with age appearing swollen. ...Read more
Several reasons: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more
One of my eyes is slightly higher than the other and it makes my face look unproportional. What can I do to "lower" my eye?
Eye higher?: You need to see a craniofacial (plastic ) surgeon. ...Read more
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