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Possible Ptosis on One Eyelid Appearing Only when Tired?

In 2007 I was checked by an ofthalmologist and he noticed my left eyelid dropping. On 2006 I had lasik surgery (with a few failed attempts at putting the clamps), but I never noticed it before. Most of the day it's difficult to see since I always exercise a bit of strength to keep them raised, but in the moment I relax, it starts to drop and the left eyelid closes before the right one. At the end of day I also feel something inside the eyelid and over the eye, as if the muscle felt really tired.

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Ptosis evaluation

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There are many subtleties to the evaluation of eyelid ptosis, and possible need for ptosis surgery. You need an in-person evaluation.

If you decide to explore this further, I would recommend consultation with an ASOPRS trained Oculoplastics surgeon. You can find one close to you on the ASOPRS dot org website.

Web reference: http://seattleface.com/html/dr_amadi.php

Seattle Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Normally ptosis asymmetric and worse when tired

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What you are describing is the norm for eyelid ptosis. Most cases are asymmetric and worse when tired. See an oculoplastic surgeon for evaluation.

Web reference: http://www.tabanmd.com/ptosis-droopy-upper-eyelid

Beverly Hills Oculoplastic Surgeon
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