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Drooping Eyelids

Drooping eyelids occur as a result of muscle palsy. It is also known as ptosis. It may occur in older individuals due to muscle weakness. Blepharoplasty is a procedure to lift drooping eyelids.

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My nose and eyes appear uneven. Please advise.

Query: Hello doctor,My nose for some reason seems to always be clogged after I wake up and I have noticed that my nose is uneven along with my eyes. The left side of my face looks strong and healthy while the right side looks weak and uneven.Kindly advise.   Read Full »

Dr. Pavan N Murdeshwar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As far as the picture is considered, there is some obvious deformity on the right side. The alar curvature is increased which makes it look like it is uneven. You said you have clogging of the nose which means there might be a slight collapse of the internal valve on...  Read Full »

I am 23 years old with a droopy eyelid from many years. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 23 years old and my left eye is smaller than the right. I think it is a droopy eyelid and I have had it since I was in 10th grade. Please suggest a way to fix it.  Read Full »

Dr. Aditi Dubey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. In the picture, it seems normal (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). The droopy eyelid has a different presentation. I think you have some kind of allergy and more screen time. Kindly share if you...  Read Full »

I have swollen, droopy eyelids with jaw pain. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, For almost four years, I have had what started as a swelling and drooping closure of my right eye with DV, which was sudden in onset. The right side of my mouth also goes up when it happens. It was initially not painful, but now it is always present, and I have quite severe pain in the ja...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. The swelling and dropping of the eyelid could be a local infection. Another issue to consider would be a possible partial oculomotor nerve palsy, which can be related to inflammation or local trauma. But, in this type of disorder, the onset i...  Read Full »

I have eyelids that droop more when I am tired. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 18 years old, and I have been insecure about my eyes and nose for a long time. My eyes are asymmetrical, it is not noticeable in person, but it is obvious in a photograph. However, when I am tired, my left eye droops even more. I have droopy eyelids and sometimes experience double vi...  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. Droopy eyelids, also called ptosis, are easily corrected by surgery, but as you said, your eyelids droop more when you are tired is a little concerning. Also, your condition is associated with breathing difficultie...  Read Full »

Why do I have left eye pain, redness, and heavy eyelids?

Query: Hello doctor, Last night I had a dull pain in my left eye and the left side of my head. I did not take any painkillers as the pain was mild. However, this morning when I woke up my eyelashes were stuck together with mucus-like discharge and there was a large number of eye boogers. They also looke...  Read Full »

Dr. Satish Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It would have been better if there was a picture of the affected eye, but it seems to be an allergic reaction or some infection. You can use some antibiotic eyedrops at least five to six times in a day for a day or two. If there is improvement continue the same for a...  Read Full »

Is drooping eyelid related to Horner's syndrome?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 37-year-old, healthy male. I have attached three views of my eyes. The top one is 13 years old, the middle one and the bottom one are from today. As you can see I always had a bit of droopy left eye lid and its prominence depends on the angle of the view. Do you think this is co...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Horner syndrome is characterized by myosis (small pupil) and enophthalmos (eye turned inside) besides ptosis. It is usually associated with other symptoms like severe headache, dizziness, etc. So, I definitely do not think that you have this syndrome. As you do not ha...  Read Full »

My eye became drooped after a bout of severe vomiting. So why is that not improving?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a severe bout of vomiting (norovirus) nine days ago. While vomiting, I felt an intense pressure behind my left eye and the sudden swelling of the eyelid and binocular diplopia. After nine days (today), the left eye is still droopy, and I have lost the crease in the eye fold. I still...  Read Full »

Dr. Gopal R. Damani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for the crips photos (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity); they were helpful. The swelling in the left eye seems to have subsided by almost 90%. I hope it will subside completely in some time. Regarding the present pain, I suggest using dry,...  Read Full »

Can continuous computer use make your eye droopy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am working on the computer for the whole day. My right eye seems to be dropping a little bit. I am not sure whether it is a permanent damage to my eyes. Sometimes I take a while to blink. I am scared that I have ruined my right eyes. Please help.   Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your left eye seems to be dropped more than the right and it also appears normal. Normally, your eyelid covers two millimeters of the cornea. I suggest you follow some measures to manage your screen time. Work in a well-lit room. Your main light should focus on you from...  Read Full »

Can unilateral ptosis be cured non-surgically?

Query: Hi doctor, I have developed unilateral ptosis. Is there any cream or any non-surgical way to cure it? My eyes were fine before a year and now, my right eyelid started to droop and it is getting worse day by day.   Read Full »

Dr. Pandya Pooja Girishbhai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the attached image (attachment removed to protect patient identity). As you have send images of your both eyes, there is ptosis more in your right eyes when compared to your left eyes. As it started before a year, it can be aponeurotic ptosis. We nee...  Read Full »

Will blepharoplasty fix a drooping eyelid?

Query: Hello doctor, I always had a lower left brow causing the lid to appear more droopy than the right side. However, the skin on the left side has recently become thinner in the past year I would say, causing less of my lid to appear and I feel a sensation now on that eye like something is sitting on my...  Read Full »

Dr. Asif Manzoor

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have explained your history nicely. You have not mentioned about photos. Both are recently taken or different. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). In the photos attached first one which is showing your lower lids down seems to be taken in a slightly do...  Read Full »

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