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my eye. just my right eye. wants to shut. no itch,no pain,no

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my eye. just my right eye. wants to shut. no itch,no pain,no watery eye,some blurry vision but wipes away. anithistimine dont work. feels heavy and is hard to keep open. mri shows no problem.
Submitted: 6 years ago via HealthBoards.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 6 years ago.

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It it only that your eye feels like it wants to shut, or does it physically close and you are unable to open it?

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Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 6 years ago.
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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
the eye is so heavy at times it shuts and effort is required to keep it open. more noticible out doors but is heavy now.
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 6 years ago.
There are a number of conditions that can cause this. Sometimes the muscle that holds your eyelid open rips and your lid becomes droopy and hard to open. When this occurs, if you were to look in the mirror or ask a friend, you might see that you are arching your eyebrows up in an effort to use your forehead muscles to lift your eyelid. To treat this condition surgery is needed to reattach the ripped muscle.

Other causes include viral infections, nerve inflammation, MS, muscular dystrophy, medicines/drugs, etc. The list can get rather extensive.

A complete exam by an ophthalmologist should be able to get to the root cause of your symptoms.

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