10 Reasons why One of your Eye Bigger Than the Other

In today’s era, looks are everything. Every one demands to feel and look perfect. From that pearly white smile, manicured toes, slim and trim figure to a perfectly set pair of eyes, lips and a perfectly shaped nose.

This cautious environment, we live in, leads to over analyzing ourselves, where most people tend to analyze their features and make out assumptions that most of the time are just an optical illusion or completely normal. Such as, having one ear located a little above the other.

However, many at times there may be problems, such as having one eye bigger than the other.

Now this may or may not be a cause of concern. A lot of times, the shape of your eye lid or even the eye brow, may make one of your eyes look smaller. But that is not always the case.

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1. Exhaustion

Many people complain, about how one eye gets smaller than the other when tired. It is your body’s way of signaling that it has become exhausted.

Where too much work, or lack of sleep leads to excessive dark circles, it also leads to swelling and blood shot eyes. In most cases, both the eyes are affected, but often just one eye may swell up, making it look small and droopy while the other looks brighter and bigger.

Fix it: A good night’s sleep should make things better. If your routine doesn’t allow enough sleep, taking short naps and using hydrating eye drops can help a lot too.

2. Drooping Eyelid

Drooping eyelid may or may not be a medical condition. Most common reason behind a drooping lid is age. Aging, causes the eyelid to sag, making it look smaller than the other. In medical terms, drooping eye lid is termed as ptosis. It may be caused by medical conditions, such as eye infections, migraines, allergies, autoimmune conditions or nerve problems.

Fix it: a drooping eyelid can be fixed using skin tightening injections, or in many cases surgery, if it is blocking the vision or causing other problems.

3. Naturally asymmetric eyes

Over 70% of the population have naturally occurring asymmetric features. Many people have slight variations in the sizes of their eyes, like some may have their right eye bigger than left. It may not be noticeable face to face, but the difference can widely be detected in pictures.

Fix it: The difference usually isn’t much and can usually be covered with the help of makeup.

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4. Grave’s disease or Hyperthyroidism

One other reason for having one eye bigger than the other is Thyroid or Grave’s disease. Which is an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid glands, present in the neck.

One main symptom of this disease is that it causes inflammation in the tissues present behind the eyes, resulting in abnormally swelled eyes.

Fix it: Getting yourself examined thoroughly is the first thing one should do in such a case. Grave’s disease can be treated, via medication or surgery, depending on how critical your case is.

5. Exophthalmos

In this case, the eyes start to bulge, either due to an underlying disease such as thyroid, a tumor growing behind the eye, etc. The bulge usually progresses slowly and can happen in both or one eye.

Fix it: The only way to fix Exophthalmos is to first find the underlying cause and then continue with the required treatment.

6. Anisocoric

Is a variation in the eye caused, due to a problem in the nervous system, eyes itself or in the blood vessels. It is basically a variation in the sizes of the pupils, despite having symmetrical eyes. Just as it may have a serious underlying issue, there are chances that it may occur harmlessly or naturally.

Fix it: In case it is due to an underlying condition, then finding the root cause shall lead to ways that can help fix the problem.

7. Stroke

One of the main symptoms of having one eye bigger than the other suddenly, is stroke. During a stroke, the patient experiences a temporary face paralysis, which results in the drooping of one side of his face. Which results in one eye bigger than the other.

Fix it: In this case, get to the EMERGENCY, fast.

8. Amblyopia

This condition happens to develop in early childhood. When one’s eyes start to move either inwards or outwards, appearing as if not being able to work in sync. If left unchecked, this may lead to serious conditions such as impaired vision or leading to one eye bigger than the other.

Fix it: get you child checked as soon as you see slight changes or laziness in your child’s eye, before it gets worse.

9. Strabismus

In lay man’s term, cross eyed. This condition is common in babies, but can also be widely seen in adults. In this condition the person cannot move their eyes in sync. Both the eyes move individually and usually result in impaired, double or weak vision.

Fix it: there are exercises that may help restore some sync, but if the condition is way out of hand then, surgery is the ultimate way to fix it.

10. Bacterial or viral conjunctivitis

In common terms known as pink eye. This may cause the eye to redden and also shrunken in size. Where the viral pink eye may clear up without much hassle, the bacterial pink eye can cause many more troubles.

Fix it: Medications for both the types are readily available, however a visit to the doctor and timely care is all it requires.


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