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Why Is One Of My Eyelids Drooping
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.?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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?
Which cranial nerve control drooping of the eyebrow & upper eye lid? When I blink my left side droops unless I physically hold it up.
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
10 days post op from a Mac face lift lower eye bags and liposuction under my chin I have a drooping mouth and my nose does not move can I do anything?
Notify surgeon: I would let your plastic surgeon know about these symptoms. ...Read more
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
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?
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
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
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