Orbital Dystopia or Ptosis? Can my Asymmetry Be Fixed?

I have asymmetrical eyes, one is noticeably higher than the other. About four years ago the eyelid above my higher eye began having difficulties that still persist. Sometimes when I wake up in the morning or after a long day I have trouble opening my eye and my eyelid feels extremely heavy. Is this ptosis or is this caused by my eye being higher? Or is my eye asymmetry caused by the ptosis? Can any of this be fixed? I'm extremely insecure about it and my self esteem is pretty much shot :/

Doctor Answers 2

Eyelid and orbital Asymmetry

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I agree with the other two doctors that this forum is not suitable for distinguishing the problems you bring up.  Much more information is necessary, and nothing takes the place of an in-person interview and examining the patient.  It sounds as though you have already seen one or more doctors to be familiar with relatively unheard of words such as orbital dystopia and ptosis.  There are many good plastic and oculoplastic surgeons in the Lexington/Louisville/Cincinnati areas.  I suggest you seek several opinions before making your decision.

Yoash Enzer, MD

Providence Oculoplastic Surgeon

Eyelid asymmetry

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A photo would be very useful.  Any of the things you mention could be true.  The more common problem is eyelid asymmetry, however, bony facial asymmetry with orbital asymmetry is possible too.  Consult an oculoplastic surgeon.

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