Hey guys lately I've noticed one of my eyes is higher then the other one from pictures! I'm 18 years of age (male) and couple of months ago I started noticing that I had slight double vision ONLY on things like white text on a black background I'd see a double over the top of the sentence etc.
I went got a full eye check done and they lady said I had no problems at all and she had no idea what could be causing this. So according to the eye doc my eyes are physically fine
The pictures are freaking me out!
Here is the link: http://img469.imageshack.us/img469/5573/higherzr8.jpg
Pictures don't tell everything but looking at them your eyes look level in straight ahead gaze but when looking to your left then the right eye looks higher. This is consistent with an over-acting right inferior oblique muscle. This is not an uncommon problem and rarely requires any surgery.
If your "eye doc" was not a MD physician (ophthalmologist) but was a limited scope, non-physician optometrist then I would schedule an examination with an ophthalmologist to confirm same. If you live in an area where a eye muscle specialist (strabismus-pediatric ophthalmologist) is available then see one of those.
If it's not causing a problem you leave it alone (it usually is seen with horizontal or vertical misalignment of the eyes). If it was causing disabling double vision then there is a surgical procedure to weaken the muscle.
I have the same problem where the right eye ball looks higher than the left. I was wondering if this is going to get worse over time? Also recently i've been getting eye pain and headaches on the right side of the head. could this pain related to the eye being higher than the left? Thanks.
WOW! you are so paranoid, i first noticed this after i had a surgery to get my eays put back because they stuck out so far. Then i noticed my right eye was slightly higher than my left. This freaked me out for the longest time and i thought this was caused from me smoking so much marijuana in the past hehe. But then i took a closer look and almost everyone has one eye higher than the other, you can't tell my looking at the eyeball you have to look at the little red dot in the corners closest to your nose to notice. Its weird how practically every one that has asymmetrical faces has the right eye slightly higher than the left, aswell as the right ear slightly higher than the left. I never used to have the right eye higher than the left though, i first noticed it after i started having weird left eyelid spasms. Not bad enough that any one could see it, but when it happens its annoying, and ever since then its like i can feel my left eye ball drooping, see its not the right eye ball going up, its the left eye ball giving up and droping. Now that i noticed many people have it, i got over it. Don't let it get you down, and trust me, i looked at the photo's of your eyes, its the exact same as mine, and i don't see double, maybe your just paranoid? Like are you sure your seeing double?
I am writing a paper for my epq (english baccalauriate-I am from the UK) in which i am looking to physical beauty or attractiveness, and regarding the subconcious reaction to facial dystopia. I believe, from what I have found, the the left eye sitting slightly, and often not noticably, lowerd than the left eye is quite a common occurence and ussually does not cause any problems? Would it be possible for you to briefly confirm this and, if there are any explntation, briefly outline them to me. Thank-you very much.
I was concerned about my 19 yo son. Since puberty his right eye has seem lower and lower as the years progress. Now when looking at him face on, his right eye is a half in lower than the left and tilts slightly downward. His right ear is a full inch lower than his left. You can even notice his jawline and right nare are lower as well. His head is straight. He was reasonably symetrical before around age 15. Should I have him checked out or is he just an FLK
I found this thread because I'm experiencing the same issue of one eye being noticeably lower. ...only I think my problem might be a bit different than the others.
I don't think I've had the problem my whole life and I've only started to receive comments about it within the last year. I do have a history of eye trauma (boxing and rugby) so originally thought that might have something to do with it. I was surprised when my optometrist told me that there is swelling above the eye that seems to have dropped but none in the other. (determined by flipping my eyelid and examining)
Any idea what might cause one eye to swell (permanently) but not the other? I've stopped wearing contacts so I don't think that's it. Seems like any type of allergy would cause both eyes to be irritated. Right?
The eye Doc prescribed Pataday but it's insanely expensive and not covered by my insurance. ...haven't noticed a change with using it anyway.
hi,i have suffered with migraines since I was 13yrs old,i have gone blind,pins & needles in arms and legs,sick,hallucinations,voices.but they but the pain is always in the same place.left eye and its a throbbing pain and quite unbearable.i have had my eye sight checked and they found abnormalities in the far right corner of my left eye.on photos if you drow a line throw it I look like too dif people its quite scary.now I have noticed my left eye it a lot bigger to touch then my right. Whats happening to me ???
I have posted before on this but I am kind of paranoid about it. I dont know if I had always had an eye that kind of droops lower than the other one (its my right eye and it bugs me. Or maybe my left is higher than the other.) I don't know what kind of things cause an eye to be in this form. I've looked at my baby pictures and I think up to around 4th grade and I look fine. But maybe I'm blowing it out of the ball park. I want to get it fixed if I can, I'm 14. Turning 15 soon. Any reply is great, thanks.
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