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...
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.
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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Droopy Eyelid On One Side
The most likely explanation may be a gradual loosening of the structures that hold the upper eyelid in place on one side - a condition called ptosis. Correction requires a ptosis repair. It is important to make sure that the condition is not the result of a muscle disorder before considering surgery.
One brow can also be more droopy relative to the other for a variety of reasons. Surgical correction with a brow lift generally helps to improve symmetry.
Excess upper eyelid skin can lead to a tired droopy appearance but this usually occurs on both sides. Asymmetry of the bony structures around the eyes can lead to an apparent excess of upper eyelid skin on one side. Upper eyelid lift or blepharoplasty may be effective for improving symmetry.
These conditions often appear together and lead to discussions about which procedures to do and in what order to do them.
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