I have a problem with my left eyelid it does not open as much as the other? (Photo)
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Doctor Answers 5
Thank you for your question. You have ptosis, or droopiness, of the left upper eyelid. Your condition can be corrected with ptosis surgery. An in-person examination with your doctor would determine the function of the muscles around the eyes, and whether there are any residual effects from the Bells Palsy.
This is left upper eyelid ptosis with compensatory eyebrow elevation.
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You have left-sided eyelid ptosis, which is correctable by a surgery called ptosis repair. It us rather unlikely that the Bell's palsy years ago caused this if you recovered completely. Irrespective of that, though, a relatively small surgery can fix the problem. I recommend you see an oculoplastic surgeon who performs ptosis repair commonly. Best wishes!
Drooping eyelid after Bell's palsy
Your eyelids can become and look very asymmetric after having had Bell's palsy. This can be due to different causes: the brow will usually sag over the eyelid, making the eyelid skin more prominent, also, the muscle that keeps the tone of your eyelids is affected, causing the skin to also look more lax. Bell's palsy should not affect the muscle that opens up your eyelid, so it should not cause "true" ptosis. looking at your picture, you definitely have a more peominent skin fold over the eyelid, abd the eyelid opening is slightly smaller. I would recommend seeking a consultation from an oculofacial plastic surgeon who will better evaluate your condition.
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