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What causes a drooping eyelid?

12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ali Zaidi
Ophthalmology
7 doctors agree

In brief: Usually aging

There are many causes of a drooping eyelid.
The most common cause is aging, which can result in the eyelid muscle becoming loose and detached from the eyelid. Other causes include nerve problems, such as a 3rd nerve palsy, horner's syndrome, or myasthenia gravis (these may require urgent evaluation). Children born with drooping eyelids may have weak eyelid muscles. Most causes can be treated.

In brief: Usually aging

There are many causes of a drooping eyelid.
The most common cause is aging, which can result in the eyelid muscle becoming loose and detached from the eyelid. Other causes include nerve problems, such as a 3rd nerve palsy, horner's syndrome, or myasthenia gravis (these may require urgent evaluation). Children born with drooping eyelids may have weak eyelid muscles. Most causes can be treated.
Dr. Ali Zaidi
Dr. Ali Zaidi
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Dr. David Sachs
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Many causes

A lot of things can cause a droopy eye lid.
One of the most common causes is age. If it is occurring all of a sudden it may be something of concern and you should see your ophthalmologist for further evaluation.

In brief: Many causes

A lot of things can cause a droopy eye lid.
One of the most common causes is age. If it is occurring all of a sudden it may be something of concern and you should see your ophthalmologist for further evaluation.
Dr. David Sachs
Dr. David Sachs
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Dr. Suzanne Galli
Facial Plastic 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. Geoffrey Kwitko
Ophthalmology

In brief: Levator

Most common reason is a dehiscence of the levator muscle that occurs with aging.
It can be more serious. A horners syndrome or a 3rd nerve palsy. Myesthenia gravis is a possibility. Orbital tumors in the superior orbit as well. Have a droopy eyelid checked with your doc

In brief: Levator

Most common reason is a dehiscence of the levator muscle that occurs with aging.
It can be more serious. A horners syndrome or a 3rd nerve palsy. Myesthenia gravis is a possibility. Orbital tumors in the superior orbit as well. Have a droopy eyelid checked with your doc
Dr. Geoffrey Kwitko
Dr. Geoffrey Kwitko
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