Below is a list of recommendations based on the various causes of eye drooping:
For all other causes -- follow your health care provider's recommendations.
Contact your health care provider if:
Your health care provider will get a medical history and perform a physical examination.
Medical history questions may include:
The physical examination may include a detailed assessment of nerve functioning.
Diagnostic tests that may be performed include:
Surgery may be necessary to correct problems with the muscles that open the eyelid (levator muscle dysfunction).
You may get special spectacle frames that suspend the eyelid by traction with a wire. Usually these frames help patients with temporary, partial paralysis, or those who are not good candidates for surgery.
After seeing your health care provider:
You may want to add a diagnosis related to eyelid drooping to your personal medical record.
Custer PL. Blepharoptosis. In: Yanoff M, Duker JS, eds. Ophthalmology. 3rd ed. St. Louis, Mo: Mosby Elsevier; 2008:chap 12.5.
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