Last reviewed: November 2017
Last updated: November  2017

Summary

Differentials

Common

  • Involutional changes
  • Prolapsed orbital fat
  • Dermatochalasis
  • Congenital myogenic ptosis
  • Thyroid eye disease
  • Previous eye-related surgery or implant
  • Chalazion
  • Stye (hordeolum)
  • Uveitis
  • Orbital cellulitis
  • Orbital inflammatory syndrome
  • Eyelid tumors
  • Orbital tumors
  • Chronic progressive external ophthalmoplegia (CPEO)
  • Cerebrovascular accident (CVA)
  • Eyelid foreign body
  • Eyelid laceration

Uncommon

  • Blepharophimosis
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Blepharochalasis
  • Giant cell arteritis
  • Preseptal cellulitis
  • Globe malposition
  • Benign essential blepharospasm (BEB)
  • Third nerve palsy
  • Horner syndrome
  • Transection of levator muscle or aponeurosis
  • Orbital and facial fracture

Contributors

Authors VIEW ALL

Milan Eye Center

Oculoplastic Surgery

Johns Creek

GA

Disclosures

KS declares that he has no competing interests.

Professor of Ophthalmology

Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary

University of Illinois at Chicago

Chicago

IL

Disclosures

AMP declares that he has no competing interests.

Peer reviewers VIEW ALL

Department of Ophthalmology

University Hospitals

Leuven Kapucijnenvoer

Leuven

Belgium

Disclosures

IM declares that she has no competing interests.

Assistant Professor

Kellogg Eye Center

Assistant Professor

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Comprehensive Cancer Center

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor

MI

Disclosures

AK declares that he has no competing interests.

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