Droopy Left Eye After Lasering Under Eye Veins

Hello, 3 months ago I tried to have my bluish undereye veins removed using Cutera CoolGlide by an experienced dermatologist after advice I received on this site. He covered my eyes and lasered well beneath them. The result was unsatisfactory and different veins became visible within a week. However, my left eye is now mildly but noticeably drooping. Is this a side effect of the treatment that developed slowly over time? Is it possible that there was nerve damage? If so, is it reversible?

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Droopy eyelids following laser treatments may represent scar tissue

Droopy eyelids following laser treatments may represent scar tissue. This can be treated and in any case a return to the treating physician is necessary.


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Droopy Left Eye After Lasering Under Eye Veins

The laser treatment will not effect the nerves of the eyelid. I would be more concerned with other causes and suggest that you see a doctor.

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
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Ectropion

You might have an ectropion which is a pulling down of the lid from scar tissue.  You should see a plastic surgeon or an ophthalmologist who does eyelids for a check.

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