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How can I fix drooping eyelids?

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
3 doctors agree

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
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Dr. Ajay Acharya
Since both....it can be a medical/ surgical problem.....accordingly treatment to be done.
Dr. John Park
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: With surgery.

Droopy eyelid can mean either excess skin hanging over the upper eyelid (dermatochalasis) and/or sagging of the upper eyelid edge (blepharoptosis).
Dermatochalsis is corrected with blepharoplasty, where the excess skin is excised. The scar hides well in the upper lid crease. Blepharoptosis is corrected by tighening the muscle that lifts the lid. This is done via lid crease or conjunctival incision.

In brief: With surgery.

Droopy eyelid can mean either excess skin hanging over the upper eyelid (dermatochalasis) and/or sagging of the upper eyelid edge (blepharoptosis).
Dermatochalsis is corrected with blepharoplasty, where the excess skin is excised. The scar hides well in the upper lid crease. Blepharoptosis is corrected by tighening the muscle that lifts the lid. This is done via lid crease or conjunctival incision.
Dr. John Park
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Dr. David Chandler
Ophthalmology

In brief: Usually surgery

Unless the eyelids are temporarily droopy from swelling or infection, surgery is required to fix this.
Ptosis (drooping of the lids) is common, and sometimes there are medical causes (myasthenia, neurological causes), so get an eye exam initially. The actual lid height may be low, there may be overhanging skin, and the brow may be low. All these can be addressed with surgery.

In brief: Usually surgery

Unless the eyelids are temporarily droopy from swelling or infection, surgery is required to fix this.
Ptosis (drooping of the lids) is common, and sometimes there are medical causes (myasthenia, neurological causes), so get an eye exam initially. The actual lid height may be low, there may be overhanging skin, and the brow may be low. All these can be addressed with surgery.
Dr. David Chandler
Dr. David Chandler
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