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Why are my eyes so asymmetrical? (photo)

Over the last few years, I have become more aware of my eyes being very asymmetrical. My left eye appears higher, quiet smaller in size and more sunken in than my other eye. Where my right eye appear much more larger, lower down on my face and noticeably bulges more than my left eye. I have researched possible causes, one of the most frequent answer being thyroid eye disease, but I haven't experienced symptoms such as dryness or soreness. This issues seems to be getting worse as I get older.

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Relative sunken or bulgy eye

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Your left eye does appear more sunken than the right eye (or right eye appears more bulgy than the left eye). There are a variety of causes for that, ranging from congenital to thyroid eye disease to tumors to sinus issues. See an oculoplastic specialist for evaluation.

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