My eyes are becoming uneven. Any suggestions? (photos)
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A small amount of asymmetry is the norm in most people (most people are not perfectly symmetrical).
I would recommend seeing an oculofacial specialist for an in-office consultation. It would be helpful to bring some older photos with you so you can point out the changes you have noticed. Good luck.
My eyes are becoming uneven. Any suggestions
Vistnes Plastic Surgery
San Francisco Bay Area
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It appears from these photos that you have ptosis of your right upper eyelid
You have mild left upper eyelid ptosis.
Yes, there are slight differences between your eyes. There is a slight difference in the amount of upper lid showing and a slight difference with the amount of iris covered. Slight difference with the aperture/opening of the eye.
However, these are all quite minor. In my opinion, they fall within the range of normal, and are certainly not what I would expect anyone would be focusing on when talking to. In fact, I doubt anyone else would notice apart from eyelid specialists scrutinizing for tiny differences. Certainly, there are patients who have significant differences which warrant interventions and surgical procedures. However, I think your case is so mild that it is simply a case of you being your own worst critic. We all look in the near and focus on things that we don't like. I would say, as hard as it is, to accept that your very slight degree of asymmetry falls well within the normal range, and try to convince yourself that really, no one else is seeing this at all.
Best of luck!
Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
Newtown Square/Philadelphia, PA
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