7 doctors weighed in:
Is it worth a trip to the doctor for drooping eyelid?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Any change from normal should be evaluated.
Causes of drooping eyelid can include underdeveloped lid muscles, trauma, nerve or muscle damage, or even tumors or stroke-type conditions, to name a few. Knowing the cause of the droop (or at least ruling out the more serious causes) will go a long way to comforting you and providing treatment options.

In brief: Yes
Any change from normal should be evaluated.
Causes of drooping eyelid can include underdeveloped lid muscles, trauma, nerve or muscle damage, or even tumors or stroke-type conditions, to name a few. Knowing the cause of the droop (or at least ruling out the more serious causes) will go a long way to comforting you and providing treatment options.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
Dr. Andrew Shatz
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Dr. Suzanne Galli
Facial Plastic Surgery
1 doctor agrees
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. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends
If your eye droop is of recent onset, it may reflect some neurologic issue such as a vascular change or tumor. Especially so if accompanied by a change in eye position.
If gradual it might be a muscular problem or myaesthenia. Your ophthalmologist can sort this out and provide what relief is available.

In brief: Depends
If your eye droop is of recent onset, it may reflect some neurologic issue such as a vascular change or tumor. Especially so if accompanied by a change in eye position.
If gradual it might be a muscular problem or myaesthenia. Your ophthalmologist can sort this out and provide what relief is available.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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