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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 left eye developed to be smaller than the other. Kindly help.

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

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 impressio...  Read Full »

My 1-month-old kid is unable to open her left eye still. Please help.

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 that w...  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

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 medica...  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 »

Why is my left upper eyelid bigger than the right?

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 from...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hello doctor, My baby weighs 18.74 lbs 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 any sp...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhaisara Baraturam Bhagrati

Answer: Hello,Welcome to read your query and understand your concern.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. Depending u...  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. Fasting blood sugar (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 ...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I recommend performing a brain magnetic resonance imaging (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 ...  Read Full »

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 »

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 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 condition...  Read Full »

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