One of my eyes is dropping. What is causing this/can it be fixed? (photos)
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Asymmetry of the eyelids and orbit
There are several possible explanations for your asymmetry - from normal variation to thyroid issues or sinus problems. I would recommend seeing an Oculoplastic surgeon in Nashville to examine your eyes and check for eyelid retraction (your left), pseudoptosis (your right), and proptosis (left). These observations and measurements can be determined on a visit, and along with your history, you and your doctor can decide whether to pursue additional workup (CT or MRI scans). Best wishes!
Your appearance is not consistent with silent sinus syndrome.
On the other head you do demonstrate bilateral anterior levator dehiscence. You have minimal ptosis but slightly more brow compensation on the left side but the right side is also elevated. In my experience, both sides would esthetically benefit from repair of the levator. The big benefit will be relaxation of the eyebrow position with improved symmetry. I will caution you that there are two types of ptosis repair: posterior and anterior approach. The posterior approach is called a Mullerectomy. It is highly popular for a variety of reasons. In my opinion, that approach is not the right one for this type of situation.
There is no rush here for you to have surgery. You can take your time to find the right surgeon. You need someone who is an oculoplastic surgeon truly specialized in performing aesthetic eyelid surgery.
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