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Dr. Mitchell Vogel
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Cross Eyed (Definition)

Cross eyed is where the eyes do not both look straight ahead, but are misaligned so one or both point slightly inward. This can cause a person to have double-vision, since the two images from ...Read more


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At 35 could I have lazy droopy eyelids get corrected with surgery?

Possibly but…: Best to be seen in consultation with board-certified plastic surgeons, facial plastic surgeons or oculoplastic surgeons. Much will depend on your physical examination and goals. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I don't like my droopy eye/uneven eyelids. What can I do besides surgery to get them better?

I don't like my droopy eye/uneven eyelids. What can I do besides surgery to get them better?

Eyelid asymmetry: While Botox can sometimes be used to even out eyelids, surgery is probably your best option. ...Read more

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I get droopy eyelids as i've been sleeping only very lightly for the past week. Is that permanent and will require surgery?

I get droopy eyelids as i've been sleeping only very lightly for the past week. Is that permanent and will require surgery?

Probably Not...: If the changes you've noticed around the eyelid area are related to lack of sleep, these changes will be temporary. Longer-term, once you have established regular/healthy sleeping patterns, and if the eyelid changes persist, then in person consultations may be helpful to you. ...Read more

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I have a droopy left eyelid. Does anyone know how much this would cost to get it fixed with surgery?

I have a droopy left eyelid. Does anyone know how much this would cost to get it fixed with surgery?

Droopy lid cost: Depending on the degree of eyelid drooping, the procedure may be covered by insurance as it can be considered functional. If not, the cost depends on the sate/city where the surgey is performed, the surgeon's cost, and the type of anestjesoa. In general, surgery performed in the office with local anesthesia is much less expensive than surgery performed in a surgery center with an anesthesiologist. ...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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Is it possible that I have a "lazy eye" and a droopy eyelid (ptosis) at the same time, on the same eye?

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

Yes: Yes, but if it is new onset one should be concerned that it is a cranial nerve 3 palsy which could be fatal ( aneurysm). Immediate evaluation is indicated. ...Read more

Dr. Dean Bonsall
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Strabismus (Definition)

Strabismus is a medical condition due to weakness or paralysis of one or more muscles that control eye movement. As a result, the eyes are not aligned with each other and ...Read more


Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Lazy Eye (Definition)

A "lazy eye" is a generic term that is often used to describe when one eye (1) does not see as well as another eye or (2) does not align properly ...Read more