Ptosis is a condition caused due to weakness of muscle supporting the eyes. It causes drooping of the eyelids. It usually occurs in elderly individuals due to aging.

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My eye has been droopy for the past five days with poking pain and headaches. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My eye has been droopy for five days and feels a poking-like pain. I get headaches. The night before this drooping occurred, I felt something go inside my eyes while lying in bed. I feel something in my eye, but nothing is there. Kindly help. Thank you.   Read Full »

Dr. Arnab Pal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If by droopy you mean the upper eyelid has dropped down, then in medical terms, it is called "ptosis." If there indeed is one-sided ptosis along with headache and poking pain, and if you are also seeing double, there is a mild chance you might have to undergo a "cont...  Read Full »

How can ptosis be treataed in a diabetic patient?

Query: Hello doctor, 55 years old male with complaint of ptosis on the right eye having diabetes for the past 10 to 12 years. FBS yesterday taken was 165 mg/dl. Ocular movement normal on left side but adduction limited in affected side. He is suspected to have third nerve palsy. What all medical intervent...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I recommend performing a brain MRI. If normal (which means that is a peripheral nerve damage) I would recommend starting low dose Steroids for 20 days, Vitamin B complex supplements, Alpha lipoic acid 1200 mg daily. In case of pain in the eye, Gabapentin or Pregabali...  Read Full »

My 8-month-old baby, born with ptosis, has reduced appetite, cough, and snoring. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, My baby weighs 8.5 kilograms and is 8 months and 3 weeks old. He has a reduced appetite and can stay the entire day without food. He has a cold and cough also. He was born with ptosis and is presently using some eyedrops, but sometimes, I see conjunctivitis around his eyes. Is there a...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhaisara Baraturam Bhagrati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. 1. I suggest showing an ophthalmologist for ptosis (dropping eye). I do not think there is a need for eye drops in ptosis because frequent eye drops can lead to dry eye, which can cause irritation and conjunctivitis. Dep...  Read Full »

My left upper eyelid is bigger than the right. How to rectify this?

Query: Hello doctor,My left upper eyelid is bigger than the right. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the image uploaded by you (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is not bigger. The condition is known as ptosis, that is, the inability to move your upper lid. How long have you been like that? There are various possibilities: If it is fr...  Read Full »

My eyelids seems to droop even when I am in a relaxed state. Is it due to ptosis?

Query: Hi doctor, From the past 12 months, my eyelids seem to droop when in a normal or relaxed state. It takes an effort to perform any kind of activity. I am doing eye exercises, but their effects are temporary. My eyelids close even more often after I use mobile or laptop. Could it be ptosis? If yes, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have reviewed your photos very carefully (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is no significant ptosis in your eyes. Recently acquired ptosis, which worsens with efforts, is suggestive of myasthenia gravis. I would recommend you to consult a...  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 »

Why does my left eye look smaller after an accident?

Query: Hi doctor, I met with a car accident about seven days ago. I was diagnosed with a concussion and cervical fracture. But after the accident, my left eye has become smaller in size than the other. Why is that so?  Read Full »

Dr. Shachi Dwivedi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Can you please upload a picture of the same? Is your vision also decreased? And is there any redness in your eye?  Read Full »

How to get rid of lazy eye in a 9-month-old kid?

Query: Hello doctor, My 9-month-old daughter has lazy eye issue. She opened her right eye one week after her birth, and delivery was normal without any complication. Her birth weight is 2.4 kg, and her current weight is 8 kg. Her height is 2 feet. Could you suggest any remedy or treatment for her?  Read Full »

Dr. Hussein Mohamed Sherif Ahmed Ayoub

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Well, my first question is, how did you know that she has a lazy eye? Was she examined before by an ophthalmologist? I can see her upper lid falling on the visual axis, that might be a problem, but we do not usually interfere unless it is complete ptosis, a condit...  Read Full »

Is surgical intervention necessary when a newborn is unable to open one of the eyes?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 1 month old. She is opening only her right eye from birth. She is unable to open her left eye completely and opens partially some times. Doctor told that the eye is perfect and told it will open slowly. Could you please let me know the cause and treatment?  Read Full »

Dr. Pandya Pooja Girishbhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to How old your daughter is? Is she having any allergy or discharge? Is she having watering from eyes? My request to you is kindly attach one clear photo of her eyes so that I can see it properly and let you know about your daughter's condition and depending upon th...  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 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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