Hi Doctors, I have taken a few pics of mine recently and I am noticing that one of my eyes is larger than the other.. Though in normal day to day life, I hadnt realised it. It is more clear iin the photos. Is there any natural or exercises I can do to make it better? I am 23 years old and would not like to do surgery.
One Eye Bigger Than the Other? (photo)
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Slight Assymmetry of the Eyes
You need to be assessed by an oculoplastic surgeon
You do have marked facial asymmetry. The left eye does appear much smaller than the right. This is not simply a cosmetic issue. You need to be assessed for this. Is this a new phenomena that is getting progressively worse. This might be consistent with a syndrome called the "silent sinus syndrome." This is caused by closure of the maxillary sinus due to sinus disease which results in the sinus collapsing. The cure is to open the sinus with sinus surgery and repair the orbit if indicated. Other causes may not be progressive such and having eyes of different size. Sometimes the issue is heaviness of the eyelid that makes one eye appear smaller. Expert assessment will determine the basis for this asymmetry and what should be done if anything. This is not just a cosmetic issue. The American Society for Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery maintains as website with a regional directory that can help you find a well qualified surgeon in your area to consult with.
One Eye Bigger Than the Other? (photo)
You have subtle aymmetry, I suspect that you may have a larger eye socket on the left and as a result the eye globe sits a bit deeper. You have to decide if this is recent event and is it gettting worse. If you compare your old photographs this will be evident. You should see a cranio facial surgeon who can help you.
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You do have noticeable asymmetries of your eyes with the left being smaller. The big picture is that of attractive eyes. Therefore I would not recommend any surgical intervention - although they exist.
Eye shape asymmetry
Asymmetry is very common with all facial features. There is really no suggested surgical or non surgical correction indicated.
Asymmetry of the orbits and eyes is an extremely common problem. It's safe to say that the vast majority of patients have orbital asymmetry to some degree. The vast majority of patients with this problem don't require surgical correction.
When patients have severe asymmetry, surgical intervention is occasionally indicated. However, in most cases, the risk benefit ratio doesn't justify this type of intervention. Unfortunately, there are no exercises that can improve orbital asymmetry.
It's important to realize that most patients have some orbital asymmetry. Your findings suggest that you fall within the normal range and for this reason, treatment isn't indicated.
The first thing to consider is having an evaluation as to which eye is the "problem". There are reasons to cause bulging of one eye or sinking of the other. Often an evaluation with an orbital and oculoplastic surgeon can sort through these issues and come to a resolution.
Its difficult to tell from your photo but it appears that your left brow is slightly lower and the left lower eyelid has more tone. Sometimes a small amount of botox can correct that. However, there may be bony differences or even soft tissue differences that are difficult to tell from the photo.
Gorgeous eyes with normal asymmetry.
Look closely at many famous faces and models. Asymmetry is everywhere. Don't worry, you won't need surgery because if this is a photo of your eyes they are quite beautiful. That being said, if you'd like an explanation from your photo is appears your left eye may be slightly more deep set than the right for reasons I can only speculate since I'm not seeing you in person. Typically this is due to a slight difference in the volume of your orbit or eye socket on on side vs. the other. Unless this is a very obvious new issue (in which case go see an Ophthalmologist) simply go on being an attractive person.
Chase Lay, MD
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