Why are my eyes uneven? What is this called? (Photo)
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Many different situations can lead to uneven eyelids. Some of these can be treated non-surgically and conservatively, even using some very advanced injection techniques with filler or very precise placement of Botox. Some situations truly do require surgery to resolve.
It is important that you seek a consultation with an eyelid expert to delineate the exact cause and treatment options.
To ensure you are receiving the highest level of care, seek out a modernly trained, new-school dermatologic surgeon, oculoplastic surgeon, facial plastic surgeon or plastic surgeon who is board certified and fellowship trained in one of these "core four" cosmetic specialties. Membership in organizations like the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery help to identify a highly trained surgeon.
I Notice Asymmetry, Unevenness of My Eyes. Does This Need Surgery?
We all have to learn to live with our imperfections, but it helps to know that facial, body, chest, breast asymmetry are almost universal, if you get in the habit of looking for it.
If you ever get a chance to get a Mirror imaging, at a plastic surgeon's office, or with some other software, you can see each side of the face or body, split down the middle and flipped over so the full image is the mirror image of one side put together. It is startling to see how different we are, almost different, unrecognizable people, from side to side.
Ptosis can be hereditary, but in the absence of a definite family history with other associated physical changes, it would seem to be of low likelihood.
Droopy eyelid since childhood
- Your right upper lid comes lower than your left, down to your pupil,
- On the R more eyelid shows compared to the L because the lid droops.
- Assuming you had it from childhood, with no eyelid injury, the condition is called congenital eyelid ptosis
- The cause is the muscle that lifts the lid.
- Surgery can be done to correct this.
- See a Board Certified Plastic or Opthalmoplastic surgeon.
- There is a chance your daughter's eyes will have a similar correctable problem.
- Best wishes.
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You appear to have congenital ptosis which may or may not be inherited. Surgery can correct this after your pregnancy.
To be sure, see two or more board certified and experienced plastic surgeons to occuloplastic surgeons in your area for a full and complete evaluation.
I hope this helps.
Congenital eyelid ptosis
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Ptosis! What is it?
You have right upper eyelid ptosis.
You have a ptosis of theight upper eyelid.
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