Droopy EyelidsDroopy eyelids (Ptosis) can make you look tired and can interfere with vision.
Ptosis can mean more than tired appearance, and can be caused by neurological disorders, e.g. stroke, brain tumours, aneurysm. The most common cause of ptosis is degeneration or lossening of the levator muscle.
Aponeurotic ptosis can be treated by surgical tightening of levator muscle.
Watery EyesEpiphora (overflow of tears onto the face) may be caused by
- Blocked tear ducts
- Excessive tear production
Investigation and Treatment
- Lacrimal irrigation
- Dacryocystorhinostomy: to create a new opening allowing tears to flow from the lacrimal sac to the nasal cavity
- A lump in the eyelid.
- Need to exclude skin cancer if not resolved after a long time.
- Seek early medical attention.