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droopy eyelid at age 20?!

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 29, 2012 at 9:05 AM

hi

i dont know why or how but one of my eyes have started to look like these in the picture:

http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?um=1&hl=en&sa=N&biw=1366&bih=643&tbm=isch&tbnid=QiYqMP0uIpK2qM:&imgrefurl=http://www.realself.com/question/Ptosis-extra-skin-eyelid-surgery&imgurl=http://www.realself.com/files/Ptosis-34873.jpg&w=2592&h=1944&ei=YPY9UMn4NoGb1AWwnYCgCQ&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=1066&vpy=180&dur=6279&hovh=194&hovw=259&tx=152&ty=74&sig=104406502445951122385&page=1&tbnh=124&tbnw=165&start=0&ndsp=22&ved=1t:429,r:6,s:0,i:118

like the skin under my eyebrow droops over my eyes like shown above in the link but only for my right eye, not left eye so im confused why this may be?

BUT WHEN I MOISTURIZE IT WITH OIL, IT GOES BACK TO NORMAL LIKE MY OTHER EYE IS?!?! WHY IS THIS?

i eat a PHD diet of ruminant meats,rice,sweet potato,potato,fish,butter,heavy cream,vegetables,no fruit and thats it.

any tips?

thanks

Ba09704971e33481f5716c4790648966

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on August 31, 2012
at 04:31 PM

I take a Vitamin A supplement.

Adb6852b4f2f42904da67708ffcd59f5

(501)

on August 31, 2012
at 02:08 PM

i eat alot of carrots, sweet potato and liver. what do you eat for vitamin A?

E3474e4efbcc6c1deab28e268ad6eb01

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on August 30, 2012
at 05:40 AM

You would probably notice it in the older members of your family if it were congenital, but that certainly isn't a 'rule'. Upper eyelid ptosis can be caused by anything from trauma to the Muller's muscle, damage to certain cranial ganglia or oculomotor nerves, and even the abuse of opioids like morphine. I can't find anything that says diet can cause it unless you have a very specific form of type II diabetes (diabetes mellitus). You won't know until you have it looked at by a doctor.

Ba09704971e33481f5716c4790648966

(1794)

on August 29, 2012
at 06:58 PM

I have this eyelid inflammation thing caused by a vitamin A deficiency or at least when I take vitamin A the inflammation subsides. I used to eat a ton of carrots too which seemed to only make it worse. I now take retinol which seems to be fixing the problem. Anyway, eye and skin conditions seem to be fixed by Vitamin A for me, so maybe you too?

Adb6852b4f2f42904da67708ffcd59f5

(501)

on August 29, 2012
at 12:38 PM

so is it diet or genetics related?...would this condiiton be obvious in my family or not?? thanks

Adb6852b4f2f42904da67708ffcd59f5

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on August 29, 2012
at 12:37 PM

very good to be honest, i eat carrots everyday which are steamed, like 50g or less every day and i have around roughly 300g of lamb liver every week. any reason why?

E3474e4efbcc6c1deab28e268ad6eb01

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on August 29, 2012
at 11:43 AM

Yes, this would be due to a lack of muscle activation above the eyelids. The fact that this just started tells me that it isn't a structural issue that you were born with, rather a condition that is more acute. It also seems that most of the doctors diagnosed the person in the picture you posted with a form of ptosis...

Adb6852b4f2f42904da67708ffcd59f5

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on August 29, 2012
at 11:02 AM

I think what i have said is misunderstood. my eyelid is not droopy, the skin above my eyelid is drooping over my eyelid compared to my other eyelid, please refer to this link of an image for a better understanding: http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?um=1&hl=en&sa=N&biw=1366&bih=643&tbm=isch&tbnid=QiYqMP0uIpK2qM:&imgrefurl=http://www.realself.com/question/Ptosis-extra-skin-eyelid-surgery&imgurl=http://www.realself.com/files/Ptosis-34873.jpg&w=2592&h=1944&ei=YPY9UMn4NoGb1AWwnYCgCQ&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=1066&vpy=180&dur=6279&hovh=194&hovw=259&tx=152&ty=74&sig=104406502445951122385&page=1&tbnh=124&tbn

C0c839648b31512515daaffe8e4e9ad1

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on August 29, 2012
at 10:21 AM

I have heard that it can be an indicator of other serious issues. Don't stress over it, just get it checked by your dr asap!

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E3474e4efbcc6c1deab28e268ad6eb01

on August 29, 2012
at 09:37 AM

It sounds like it's a condition called ptosis. There are a number of causes, ranging from a genetic predisposition to nerve damage. You might want to get it looked at.

E3474e4efbcc6c1deab28e268ad6eb01

(341)

on August 30, 2012
at 05:40 AM

You would probably notice it in the older members of your family if it were congenital, but that certainly isn't a 'rule'. Upper eyelid ptosis can be caused by anything from trauma to the Muller's muscle, damage to certain cranial ganglia or oculomotor nerves, and even the abuse of opioids like morphine. I can't find anything that says diet can cause it unless you have a very specific form of type II diabetes (diabetes mellitus). You won't know until you have it looked at by a doctor.

Adb6852b4f2f42904da67708ffcd59f5

(501)

on August 29, 2012
at 11:02 AM

I think what i have said is misunderstood. my eyelid is not droopy, the skin above my eyelid is drooping over my eyelid compared to my other eyelid, please refer to this link of an image for a better understanding: http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?um=1&hl=en&sa=N&biw=1366&bih=643&tbm=isch&tbnid=QiYqMP0uIpK2qM:&imgrefurl=http://www.realself.com/question/Ptosis-extra-skin-eyelid-surgery&imgurl=http://www.realself.com/files/Ptosis-34873.jpg&w=2592&h=1944&ei=YPY9UMn4NoGb1AWwnYCgCQ&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=1066&vpy=180&dur=6279&hovh=194&hovw=259&tx=152&ty=74&sig=104406502445951122385&page=1&tbnh=124&tbn

E3474e4efbcc6c1deab28e268ad6eb01

(341)

on August 29, 2012
at 11:43 AM

Yes, this would be due to a lack of muscle activation above the eyelids. The fact that this just started tells me that it isn't a structural issue that you were born with, rather a condition that is more acute. It also seems that most of the doctors diagnosed the person in the picture you posted with a form of ptosis...

C0c839648b31512515daaffe8e4e9ad1

(468)

on August 29, 2012
at 10:21 AM

I have heard that it can be an indicator of other serious issues. Don't stress over it, just get it checked by your dr asap!

Adb6852b4f2f42904da67708ffcd59f5

(501)

on August 29, 2012
at 12:38 PM

so is it diet or genetics related?...would this condiiton be obvious in my family or not?? thanks

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61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

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on August 29, 2012
at 02:18 PM

For me, it's genetic. Both of my dad's parents have it and had to have the extra skin removed when they were in their 70s. I have the beginnings of it, but it should be a decade or three before I have to worry about it.

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Ba09704971e33481f5716c4790648966

(1794)

on August 29, 2012
at 11:29 AM

How is your vitamin A (Retinol) intake?

Ba09704971e33481f5716c4790648966

(1794)

on August 29, 2012
at 06:58 PM

I have this eyelid inflammation thing caused by a vitamin A deficiency or at least when I take vitamin A the inflammation subsides. I used to eat a ton of carrots too which seemed to only make it worse. I now take retinol which seems to be fixing the problem. Anyway, eye and skin conditions seem to be fixed by Vitamin A for me, so maybe you too?

Adb6852b4f2f42904da67708ffcd59f5

(501)

on August 29, 2012
at 12:37 PM

very good to be honest, i eat carrots everyday which are steamed, like 50g or less every day and i have around roughly 300g of lamb liver every week. any reason why?

Adb6852b4f2f42904da67708ffcd59f5

(501)

on August 31, 2012
at 02:08 PM

i eat alot of carrots, sweet potato and liver. what do you eat for vitamin A?

Ba09704971e33481f5716c4790648966

(1794)

on August 31, 2012
at 04:31 PM

I take a Vitamin A supplement.

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