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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I had a septoplasty surgery and since then I have had a black eye, a droopy eyelid, and no tears while crying from the left eye. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a septoplasty surgery almost three years back. Since then, I noticed that the blackness of my left eye is slightly higher than that of my right. It causes an impression that it is half-closed. It does not produce tears, absolutely nil. Whenever I cry, tears come only from my r...  Read Full »

Dr. Skandha Harshita

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I could understand that you are suffering from drooping eyelids and possibly dry eyes. I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) and the CT scan report is clearly mentioning that eyes or bones around the eye are not invol...  Read Full »

I suffer from left eye pain, redness, swelling, and discharge accompanied by heavy eyelids that droop shut. Why?

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 icliniq.com. 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 sam...  Read Full »

I have a droopy eyelid that droops more when I am tired. Is it due to the eyebrow scar on my left eye?

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 icliniq.com. 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 »

My left eyelid is shut, and I have double and blurry vision in that eye. Do I have microvascular cranial nerve palsy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 64-year-old woman who has had issues in the left eye for the past two to three days. I suffer from blurry vision and double vision. I was admitted to the ICU for elevated BP levels at 240 mmHg, which has now reduced to 140 mmHg. My left eyelid is now shut off, and I have no control...  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. Yes, it is a case of microvascular infarction leading to complete ptosis and ophthalmoplegia. It is advisable to wait and watch as recovery is expected in the first three months of the appearance of symptoms. If no...  Read Full »

I have had a swollen and droopy eyelid in my right eye for four years, and now the right side of my mouth goes up when this happens. Why so?

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 icliniq.com. 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 »

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 icliniq.com. 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 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 icliniq.com. 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 »

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 icliniq.com. 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 »

Is there any treatment to help my dad to open his eyelids on his own after a brain infarct?

Query: Hello doctor, My dad is 78 years old. Recently, (one month back) he had acute left medullary infarct with hyperacute infarct of the midbrain. After which he is unable to open both of his eyelids on his own but can see when we lift the eyelids, also his voice was very low. After a month now his spe...  Read Full »

Dr. Pandya Pooja Girishbhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you have described, your father had brain infarct after that he developed all symptoms related to eye right. So let me explain you that in case of stroke or infarct in the brain there will be involvement of cranial nerves also. The cranial nerve which is responsible...  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 ...  Read Full »

Dr. Asif Manzoor

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 ...  Read Full »

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