My eyes weren't always uneven. I did something stupid 6 yrs ago and wore one contact on my right eye for a couple of months. My left eyelid drooped, and my left eye looked smaller than my right eye. Is there anything I can do to make my eyes even again? Brow lift? Laser blepharoplasty?
How Can I Fix One Drooping Eye?
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Droop Eyelid Following Contact Lens Use
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This is a complicated question to answer without examining you, as the options for correction of this problem include blepharoplasty, browlift, or even a ptosis procedure (a procedure for a droopy lid). The best advice I can give you is to seek out a plastic surgeon in your area that is familiar and comfortable with eyelid surgery so that he or she can give you the best options for correction, as the eyelids are best corrected at the first procedure. Second opinions are also a good idea in situations such as these-- remember it's your eyes we're talking about, so find the surgeon you're the most comfortable with.
Fixing one droopy eye
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A droopy eyelid can be caused by various things.
1. Nerve: nerve damage can cause a droopy eyelid
2. contacts: contact lens wearers can weaken the muscles that lift their eyelids and cause them to droopy
3. Age: Sometimes the muscle that lifts the eyelid can become weak over time
4. Mechanical: If there is a stye or bump on the eyelid from a growth that can weigh down the eyelid and make it droopy
5. Medication: Various medicines but most commonly botox if injected near the eyelid can cause it to become droopy. This wears away with time
6. Allergic reaction: In patients who have eye allergies or even contact lens related allergies, an eyelid can be droopy
The best bet is to see an ophthalmic or oculoplastic plastic surgeon to get this sorted out.
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Unfortunately, there is no way to answer this without examining you. "Droopy" means different things to different people so without knowing what the problem is, there can't be a way to present you with appropriate options. To some people, droopy means extra skin that can be improved by a blepharoplasty. To others, droopy means that the eyelid isn't as open as the other which is a condition called ptosis. This requires a separate type of surgery. Please seek consultation with some excellent plastic surgeons in your area to find out what can be done for you.
Fixing a droopy eyelid
It is also important to mention that overuse of a contact lens can lead to an allergic reaction under the eyelid which can result in drooping of the lid. It is possible that, if you have that problem, it could be corrected without surgery. You should have a good eye exam to be sure that this problem, called GPC, has not occurred.
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Depending upon the cause of your droopiness, there are many options both surgical and nonsurgical.
If your eyelid itself is drooping, this can occasionally be caused by medications and fixed by medications, and of course there are surgical options to correct this. If it is the tissue above your eyelid that is in excess and causing your lid to look weighed down, that can easily be addressed as well. Last but not least, if your eyebrow is too low and causing the tissues below it to sag, that can be addressed with something as simple as a non-surgical eyebrow lift with filler or with a more traditional eyebrow lift.
How can I fix one drooping eye
Fixing One Droopy Eye
How Can I Fix One Drooping Eye?
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