Left eye is smaller than the right: Do I have ptosis? (photo)
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16 y.o. with eyelid ptosis
Yes You Have Eylid Ptosis, See An Ophthamologist
Thank you for your email question.You are very observant. The right upper eyelid covers part of the iris the colored part of your pupil which is the diagnostic characteristic of eyelid ptosis.
Because this is a new onset of unilateral or one-sided ptosis is very important that you seek consultation with a board certified ophthalmologist to discover the cause of your ptosis.
Please see consultation with an ophthalmologist soon so that a cause may be found.
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You definitely do have right upper eyelid ptosis. You should be evaluated by an ophthalmologist or oculoplastic specialist to find the cause. Once stable, eyelid ptosis surgery can be considered.
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You do appear to have ptosis of your right eye. We quantify this by measuring the distance between the light reflex from the camera flash to the lower edge of your upper eyelid.
I would recommend you be evaluated by your local ophthalmologist/oculoplastic surgeon. Ptosis can have different causes and you should have a thorough evaluation before you consider surgery.
Yes, this is ptosis.
Generally it is helpful to have this carefully assessed. The decision to go forward with surgery is a little more complicated that you and your parents can consider once all the appropriate information has been gathered. Generally you will want to see a board certified ophthalmologist who is fellowship trained in oculoplastic surgeon. Marc Cohen, M.D., a realself surgeon who practices in Voorhees, NJ and who would be very qualified to assess you and offer surgery if this made sense for you situation.