How Can I Fix My Eye Asymmetry?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I’m looking to make my eyes a bit more symmetrical but I don’t know what sort of surgery that requires or how it might be possible. Looking for more information and potentially surgery! I’ve attached a photo of my face, front camera, and a photo of my face in selfies ! Would love to look more like the selfie (inverse) photo 🙁 

A: As best as I can tell from your picture, you appear to have a left upper eyelid ptosis as the primary reason for your eye asymmetry. Eyelid ptosis surgery therefore would be the appropriate correction. Before any surgery, however, an ophthalmologic evaluation is necessary to determine if there is a medical reason for the ptosis.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana