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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. Pooja Pandya

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

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 »

Can unilateral ptosis be cured non-surgically?

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

Dr. Pooja Pandya

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As you have send me images of your both eye I can see there is ptosis in your eyes right eye it is looking more compare to left eye. As you told it started a year ago and not from birth so it can be apponeurotic ptosis but we have to take exact measurements for ptosi...  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

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

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 »

Will ptosis cause angel's kiss in the eyelid?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 4 months old, and one eye is slightly more open than the other (ever since he was born). I feel like the eyelid of the eye that does not open as wide might be swollen and there is also an angel's kiss on that eyelid. It also has an extra crease on the outside of the eyelid. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the photos. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). From the photos, I can see a few variations from the normal anatomy in both upper lids. There is an extra fold of skin over the upper lid of the right eye, this is called epiblepharon in medi...  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 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 »

Why are my hands and feet cold and sweaty always?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30 year old male, who weighs 200 lbs and 6 feet tall. I have been looking for my symptoms after watching a TV show. I know some things are not right with me, and I have been curious to find the cause. It could be one or more problems. Here is what is going on. I have cold hand ...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar


Answer: Hello, Welcome to Cold and sweaty hands and feet can happen in heart failure, anxiety, hyperthyroidism and shock. Numb feet, which are painful while walking can be due to neuropathy, nerve root compression at lumbosacral spine, or arterial occlusion in legs. The half closed eyelids ...  Read Full »

Why is my one eye looking different than the other?

Query: Hello doctor,My eye shape has started to differ than other one and looks droop.  Read Full »

Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From the photo attachment (attachment remove to protect patient identity), I can tell you that you have mild ptosis on your right eye. Ptosis is the technical term for the drooping of the upper lid. There are several ways in which ptosis can be corrected depending on...  Read Full »

My eyes become smaller. Could it be due to extensive use of computer?

Query: Hi doctor, My eyes have become smaller over the years. It did not happen all of a sudden. They have become smaller for a few years. I use the laptop for more than 10 hours a day. Does the problem occur due to increased use of a computer? Do I need to wear anti-glare or blue cut lenses? I am taking ...  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You can share a close picture of your eyes. You might have drooping of eyelids which is known as ptosis. It gives an appearance of eyes getting smaller. When you are using a computer regularly, kindly follow these instructions. Display of your screen should have a good ...  Read Full »

I fear that my ptosis and strabismus cannot be corrected. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 26 years old. I am working in software field. I do have problems of ptosis and strabismus in my left eye since birth. I am not able to see with this eye until I forcefully close my right (dedicated) eye. I got operated for ptosis when I was 11, and it got recovered a lot. But,...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have double elevator palsy. It is also known as monocular elevation deficit with ptosis. You are right in saying that superior rectus and inferior oblique muscles are non-functioning. The only treatment is surgery. We operate squint first, and Knapp surgery is require...  Read Full »

My one eye has developed to be smaller than the other. Do I need a surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, I have an eye problem which is that my left eye developed to be smaller than the other. It is more obvious when I take pictures. Is there anything I can do or will I need to do a surgery?  Read Full »

Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to From your photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity), I can tell you that the upper eyelid of your right eye is drooping down. It is a medical condition called ptosis. Although your right eyeball is not small, due to the drooping, it gives us a false impress...  Read Full »

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