6 doctors weighed in:

What causes drooping eyelids?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Ptosis

Drooping eyelids that are symmetrical usually are not dangerous and can be caused by weakness of eyelid elevating muscles or just age.
However, might be an indicator of neurological or brain problem. Should see eye md asap to diagnose and recommend treatment.

In brief: Ptosis

Drooping eyelids that are symmetrical usually are not dangerous and can be caused by weakness of eyelid elevating muscles or just age.
However, might be an indicator of neurological or brain problem. Should see eye md asap to diagnose and recommend treatment.
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
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Dr. Suzanne Galli
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Droopy eyelid

There are several causes of a droopy eyelid.
Your best bet would be to have your eyes evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon.

In brief: Droopy eyelid

There are several causes of a droopy eyelid.
Your best bet would be to have your eyes evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon.
Dr. Suzanne Galli
Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Dr. Yale Kanter
Would add an ophthalmic plastic surgeon as an appropriate consultation to address your eye lid problem.
Dr. Azita Madjidi
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Many reasons

Could be neurological ( bell's palsy), mechanical (muscle disinsertion), congenital ( you are born with it), muscular (myasthenia).

In brief: Many reasons

Could be neurological ( bell's palsy), mechanical (muscle disinsertion), congenital ( you are born with it), muscular (myasthenia).
Dr. Azita Madjidi
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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Need picture!

Ptosis is what we call it when eyelids don't appear fully open.
It is often one sided, and can be caused by serious medical conditions. You should get ptosis evaluated, especially if it is a new finding. Dermatochalsis is the term for extra upper lid skin which is wrinkled & causes drooping upper lids. This is slow & progressive. It is due to aging and geneics and can be corrected w surgery.

In brief: Need picture!

Ptosis is what we call it when eyelids don't appear fully open.
It is often one sided, and can be caused by serious medical conditions. You should get ptosis evaluated, especially if it is a new finding. Dermatochalsis is the term for extra upper lid skin which is wrinkled & causes drooping upper lids. This is slow & progressive. It is due to aging and geneics and can be corrected w surgery.
Dr. Mike Bowman
Dr. Mike Bowman
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