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eyelid won't open
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?  
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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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I have exactly the same symptoms - a paralysed eyelid after sleep.  Did you find out what was causing your problem?
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Did you find out the cause of the eyelid closed after sleep or after 20 minutes closure?  My right eyelid has been doing that for a few weeks.
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samething's hapqenin to my mom.
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tenw a lot elzabagin u've reali helpd
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sorry meant caregiver222
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Thank you - I'll go to my opthamologist ASAP.
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