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My top eyelid is droopy. What can be the cause of it? Canit lead to something serious?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Ptosis

Blepharoptosis or just ptosis refers to excessive drooping (>1.
5mm) of the eye lid below the limbus (outer edge of pupil). Aponeurosis (separation of lid muscle from insertion) is most common. Myogenic or neurogenic such as horner's syndrome (third nerve palsy) is also common. There are other causes as well. If this something new, consult your doc. Good luck.

In brief: Ptosis

Blepharoptosis or just ptosis refers to excessive drooping (>1.
5mm) of the eye lid below the limbus (outer edge of pupil). Aponeurosis (separation of lid muscle from insertion) is most common. Myogenic or neurogenic such as horner's syndrome (third nerve palsy) is also common. There are other causes as well. If this something new, consult your doc. Good luck.
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Dr. Bac Nguyen
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Dr. Azita Madjidi
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Many reasons

It all depends on your physical exam and the history of your condition: bilateral or unilateral, just happened or was gradual, etc.
Droopy eyelid can be congenital, due to nerve, muscle or combination.

In brief: Many reasons

It all depends on your physical exam and the history of your condition: bilateral or unilateral, just happened or was gradual, etc.
Droopy eyelid can be congenital, due to nerve, muscle or combination.
Dr. Azita Madjidi
Dr. Azita Madjidi
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Dr. Stephen Weber
Facial Plastic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Several explanations

There are several explanations for this problem. It is impossible to say without photos or an in-person examination.
Droopy eyelids can result from drooping eyebrows, full upper eyelids or a true droop or "ptosis" of the upper eyelid. The treatment options depend on the exact problem. More importantly, if you do have a ptosis, it needs to be further investigated to rule out and underlying issues.

In brief: Several explanations

There are several explanations for this problem. It is impossible to say without photos or an in-person examination.
Droopy eyelids can result from drooping eyebrows, full upper eyelids or a true droop or "ptosis" of the upper eyelid. The treatment options depend on the exact problem. More importantly, if you do have a ptosis, it needs to be further investigated to rule out and underlying issues.
Dr. Stephen Weber
Dr. Stephen Weber
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Dr. William Becker
Ophthalmology

In brief: Need more specifics

We need to know more.
How long, what caused it, other symptoms? Could be no big deal (chronic, benign) or it could be vision or life threatening (from infection behind the eye).

In brief: Need more specifics

We need to know more.
How long, what caused it, other symptoms? Could be no big deal (chronic, benign) or it could be vision or life threatening (from infection behind the eye).
Dr. William Becker
Dr. William Becker
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