What Are the Symptoms of a Droopy Upper Eyelid?

Symptoms of a droopy upper eyelid can include one or both eyelids sagging, abnormally dry or watery eyes, a tired appearance, aching, or migraines. If it is becoming difficult to see at all times, such as during conversations, it could be a symptom of drooping eyelids. Drooping eyelids may cause slight discomfort and could be a sign of a more dangerous condition, such as a neurological disorder, stroke, brain tumor, or cancer of the nerves or muscles.

Is a Droopy Upper Eyelid Serious?

Droopy upper eyelids can be a cosmetic or functional issue. In some cases, eyelid drooping is harmless and only creates a cosmetic issue. In other cases, sagging can cover the pupil of the eye, blocking the person’s field of vision. If a droopy eyelid is blocking your vision or your child’s vision, you should visit a doctor right away to prevent problems from worsening. They will determine what is causing the issue and if it is the symptom of a more serious condition. Eyelid drooping in childhood can cause long-term vision problems and should be addressed immediately. 

Droopy Upper Eyelid At EyelidPros

EyelidPros has award-winning physicians and surgeons who can provide droopy upper eyelid surgery to patients in Southgate, MI, Livonia, MI, Ann Arbor, MI, and the surrounding areas. Our board-certified physicians provide compassionate and comprehensive medical and surgical care for the delicate areas around the eyes. We are dedicated to helping patients achieve the naturally beautiful look they deserve. Check out our photo gallery to see photos featuring the results of our procedures. Contact us online to learn more about us or to schedule a consultation.

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