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Mariah shelley


What are the causes of droopy eyelids?

I just found that my left eyelid drops more than the right. What are the causes of droopy eyelids?
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  • Allison walker


    Droopy eyelids can be caused by several factors. Age is one of them that cause the droopy eyelids. As you age, the muscles around your eyes which are used to support the eyelids begin to weaken and the protein called collagen begins to break down thus your skin around the eyelids become thinner and then the eyelids are more likely to sag. So people who reach their middle adulthood often get droopy eyelids. Injuries to the face and eye will also cause saggy eyelids.
  • clam_i_am


    A droop eyelid is also called ptosis or blepharoptosis that is a condition of the skin on and around your eyelids droops or hangs down instead of staying taut. And till now, there are five reasons that may cause droopy eyelids. In details, congenital ptosis, muscle diseases, nerve problems, local eye problems and aponeurotic ptosis are the 5 primary types of ptosis, thus, cause eyelids droops.