Drooping Eyelid And Red (Bloodshot) Eyes

Reviewed on 4/18/2022

A drooping eyelid can occur as a result of nerve damage or neurologic conditions such as myasthenia gravis. This can also be a sign of a stroke or transient ischemic attack if it comes on suddenly. Medications such as botulinum toxin can also cause a drooping eyelid. Red eyes may be related to irritants, allergic reactions, or may be present with fatigue and sleep deprivation. Take note of your symptoms and when they occur. Speak with your doctor anytime you are concerned about your symptoms.

While the list below can be considered as a guide to educate yourself about these conditions, this is not a substitute for a diagnosis from a health care provider. There are many other medical conditions that also can be associated with your symptoms and signs. Here are a number of those from MedicineNet:

At MedicineNet, we believe it is important to take charge of your health through measures such as a living healthy lifestyle, practicing preventative medicine, following a nutrition plan, and getting regular exercise. Understanding your symptoms and signs and educating yourself about health conditions are also a part of living your healthiest life. The links above will provide you with more detailed information on these medical conditions to help you inform yourself about the causes and available treatments for these conditions.

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