Why does one of my eye looks smaller? (photo)

Hello i've been noticing for the past 3 months my eye is looking smaller when im smiling. It doesn't hurt at all neither does my head or ear. I'm thinking it's because i'm not having 8 hours of sleep. Its this normal?

Doctor Answers 2

Eyelid position vs eye position

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The asymmetry between your eyes may either be due to a difference in the position of the eye within the eye socket, or due to a position difference between the eyelids.

You need a consultation with an Oculoplastics surgeon to determine you specific problem.

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Droopy eyelid

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It's hard to say from one picture, but you may have some slight eyelid ptosis, or a droopy eyelid. This can be more pronounced when one is tired. If you suspect it is due to fatigue, try getting some solid sleep for a full week and then reassessing the eyelid. If it still looks droopy and bothers you, see a local oculoplastic surgeon, who could give you options to raise the eyelid.

Matheson A. Harris, MD
Salt Lake City Oculoplastic Surgeon
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