Duanes Syndrome with a Droopy Eyelid? (photo)

I am a 37 year old male with Duane's Syndrome in my right eye. It also seems as though my eye lid in the same eye is drooping further and further. I am aware that my Duane's syndrome is not severe enough for surgery but I do hold a slight head tilt. Ultimately the Duane's syndrome is not my main concern, what I am concerned about mostly is the drooping eyelid. You should be able to see this in the photo attached.

Doctor Answers (3)

Droopy eyebrow ?

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You appear to have droopy eyebrow more than droopy eyelid, although it is difficult to assess fully from a photo, so see an oculoplastic surgeon.


Beverly Hills Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Eyebrow and Eyelid Ptosis Obscuring Vision

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While Duane's syndrome is an eye muscle disorder, you do have a lower brow, upper eyelid hooding and apparent eyelid ptosis of the affected side. You would benefit by a transpalpebral browlift (given you are a male and your lack of a frontal hairline) and eyelid lift surgery to remove the hooding of your right eye. That eye may also need a ptosis repair although this one picture alone is not adequate to fully answer that question.

Barry L. Eppley, MD, DMD
Indianapolis Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 32 reviews

Duanes Syndrome with a Droopy Eyelid?

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My oldest son has Duane's syndrome and there is no relationship with brow and upper eyelid ptosis. Best to seek IN PERSON examination by an oculo plastic surgeon in your area. There are surgical options to aid the improvement in upper lid and brow appearance. 

Darryl J. Blinski, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 64 reviews

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