Is the droopiness in my right eyelid from ptosis? Can it be corrected without surgery? (photo)

I have had a droopy eyelid for a few years and it's only gotten worse. It has negatively affected my self esteem and I want to correct it, but I need opinions on the severity of it, and how much surgery might cost if necessary.

Doctor Answers (2)

Mild ptosis on the right


The close up photo is not great because you are looking up.. However in the other one, you will appreciate that there is a ptosis of the right. Take a good look at the light reflex in the pupil. The light reflex is in the pupil on the right, indicating a low or ptotic lid. It is higher on the left, or normal side. The ptosis makes it appear as though there is a wider lid "platform" - the area just above the lashes. A surgery to correct the ptosis should make the two eyes look more symmetric.

Coral Gables Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Eyelid ptosis

This asymmetry is not ptosis but instead a normal difference between eyes. It can be improved with surgery.

Christopher J. Davidson, MD, FACS
Wellesley Plastic Surgeon
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