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I have Sjogren's Syndrome, could that be the reason why my

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I have Sjogren's Syndrome, could that be the reason why my right eyelid fully closes from time to time during the day and becomes problematic in the evening?
Hi. I'm Dr. Rick and I have two decades of ophthalmology experience. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.
About 10% of patients with sjogren's syndrome can have myopathy, Neuropathies as well as central nervous system manifestations. Often these findings are confused with other conditions.
That being said, intermittent closing of the eyelid (ptosis)is not a known manifestation of these other issues found with sjogren's syndrome.
A more likely cause of your eyelid problems is oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy .
You should consult with an ophthalmologist for a full examination to see if this is what might be causing your eyelid issues.
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