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Drooping eyelid and its treatment - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   I have a couple of questions to ask.
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query
User :   Ok. For some months now, my left eyelid has been drooping. The difference is quite noticeable as people have started pointing it out. I had shown my eye to a doctore about a year ago and he had found nothing wrong. But now it is just getting worse.
Doctor :   Do you have any pain, itching, discharge, blurred vision?
User :   No. No problem with vision except that my power is .25 more than that of my right eye but that has been the case for six years.
Doctor :   Is it the upper eyelid that is drooping.
Doctor :   May i know your age?
User :   Yes, it is the upper eyelid left eye which is drooping. To give you some background, i experience pain in the upper left portion of my body- arms, shoulder, stiff neck at times, sometimes upper thigh too.
User :   I am 25
Doctor :   Since how long are you facing this?
User :   Thsi pain in the left side has been there for over 3 years now. It comes and goes. I was told that it is mild cervical spondylosis.
Doctor :   Dropping eyelid is either congenital (present since birth) due to a poorly developed muscle. It also occurs with age, contact lens wear, trauma and, rarely, tumour or from a neurological problem, such as a nerve palsy or muscle weakness
User :   Ok.
Doctor :   I would advise you to get it examined by an opthalmologist and investigated since it can be treated by surgery.
Doctor :   It is usually a day care procedure
User :   Ok. Just one question- do all these symptoms seem to be related?
Doctor :   It can be you are have cervical spondylitis but drooping cant be related to that.
Doctor :   Spondylitis can only be confirmed by examination and X ray findings.
User :   I see. Off late i have been feeling difficulty in my left lung area. I seem to be short of breath on this one side and sometimes feel an exertion. I guess a check up is the only way to find out. So would you suggest I see an opthalmologist first?
Doctor :   I will recommend you to first see an opthalmologist.
User :   Ok. I will do that. Thanks Dr XXXX
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me, bye for now
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