After a period of sleep when I wake up my right eyelid is paralyzed for a moment. If I rub it vigorously it eventually opens up. This can occur several time at night and every morning. What is the cause?
The most common cause is a minor infection that causes a sticky substance that causes the lid to remain stuck together. Another possibility is impingement on the third cranial nerve (cranial nerve palsy) due to out-of-control glucose, common with diabetics. There is also a serious degenerative nerve disorder ocasionally associated with this problem.
The best advice is to see an opthamologist who will provide you with a definitive diagnosis.
Chances are it's not too serious, but this is not a problem that can be solved in an internet advice forum.
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