• Eyelid Sag in a 15-Year-Old


    I am 15 years old and in good health. I exercise daily and eat fairly well. For the last two nights I did not get much sleep. Last night before I went to bed, the area around my eyebrow began to feel irritated when I touched it and also my eyelid felt a little strange. This morning my left upper eyelid started to sag a lot. Then my right eyelid started sagging late in the day. What is happening?


    Upper eyelid sagging has many causes but very few occur in an otherwise healthy 15-year-old. Perhaps your eyelids are becoming swollen from an allergy or irritation or maybe a spider bite is causing swelling to affect both eyelids. It would be impossible to make a diagnosis without a physical examination. May I suggest that you make an appointment to see an ophthalmologist. I am certain she will be able to assess your situation and discuss the cause and treatment of your sagging eyelid.

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