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Drooping in upper and lower eyelid of one eye, what to do?

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Dr. Neil Notaroberto
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: A decrease or loss

of function of your orbicularis oculi or levator muscles (some of the muscles that control eyelid movement) can indicate a neurologic pathology that needs to be evaluated by your ophthalmologist.

In brief: A decrease or loss

of function of your orbicularis oculi or levator muscles (some of the muscles that control eyelid movement) can indicate a neurologic pathology that needs to be evaluated by your ophthalmologist.
Dr. Neil Notaroberto
Dr. Neil Notaroberto
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2 comments
Dr. James Sidman
After the evaluation, a facial plastic surgeon or oculoplastic surgeon can help fix this.
Dr. Geoffrey Kwitko
Ptosis or drooping of the upper eyelid is most commonly caused by a dehiscence of the levator muscle in adults. It is easy to fix surgically. It can also be caused by a 3rd nerve palsy or a horners syndrome. If the pupil is larger on the side of the 3rd nerve palsy it is a medical emergency and can be due to a posterior communicating aneurysm. Go to the er immediately. Tumors and myesthenia also
Dr. Joanna Fisher
Ophthalmology

In brief: Have it evaluated

You should have this evaluated.
Are there any other associated problems such as blurry vision or changes in pupil size? Are you seeing double? Any numbness in the cheek? A thorough eye exam should be performed especially if the problem is new in onset. See an ophthalmologist for a complete eye exam.

In brief: Have it evaluated

You should have this evaluated.
Are there any other associated problems such as blurry vision or changes in pupil size? Are you seeing double? Any numbness in the cheek? A thorough eye exam should be performed especially if the problem is new in onset. See an ophthalmologist for a complete eye exam.
Dr. Joanna Fisher
Dr. Joanna Fisher
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