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Is there anything to be concerned about if you have one eyelid that appears to be lower?
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
In brief: This way from birth?
People usually don't have perfectly symmetrical faces, so one eyelid can be lower than the other. If a person always had one eyelid lower, from birth or childhood, that is likely normal for him. However, if an eyelid goes lower later in life, there may be a problem with the muscles of the eyelid, the nerves controlling the eyelid, or the lid itself.
An ophthalmologist (eye M.D.) can figure it out.

In brief: This way from birth?
People usually don't have perfectly symmetrical faces, so one eyelid can be lower than the other. If a person always had one eyelid lower, from birth or childhood, that is likely normal for him. However, if an eyelid goes lower later in life, there may be a problem with the muscles of the eyelid, the nerves controlling the eyelid, or the lid itself.
An ophthalmologist (eye M.D.) can figure it out.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
In brief: If not born this way
Most people don't have perfectly symmetrical faces, so one eyelid may be lower than the other. If a person always had one eyelid lower, from birth or early childhood, that is likely normal for him. However, if an eyelid goes lower later in life, there may be a problem with the muscles of the eyelid or the nerves controlling the eyelid.
An ophthalmologist (eye specialist) can figure it out.

In brief: If not born this way
Most people don't have perfectly symmetrical faces, so one eyelid may be lower than the other. If a person always had one eyelid lower, from birth or early childhood, that is likely normal for him. However, if an eyelid goes lower later in life, there may be a problem with the muscles of the eyelid or the nerves controlling the eyelid.
An ophthalmologist (eye specialist) can figure it out.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
Thank
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