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eyelid

1. either of the two muscular folds of skin that can be moved to cover the exposed portion of the eyeball
2. Aeronautics a set of movable parts at the rear of a jet engine that redirect the exhaust flow to assist braking during landing

eyelid

[′ī‚lid]
(anatomy)
A movable, protective section of skin that covers and uncovers the eyeball of many terrestrial animals.
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In cases of paralysis of the oculomotor nerve, the drooping eyelid may serve the useful function of preventing double vision, and if there is useful vision in the eye, the possibility of correcting diplopia should be considered before the eyelid is returned to its normal position.
had what I thought was a sty and it has left me with a drooping eyelid - I'm unable to open my eye and it's affecting my life.
Vigorous rubbing of the eyelid, although not a primary cause of drooping eyelid, can aggravate the condition.
She has ptosis, or drooping eyelids, and could not open her eyes until she was five weeks old.
amp;nbsp;"It's a rare book that wins the battle against drooping eyelids.
The effect of botulinum toxin may affect areas away from the injection site and cause serious symptoms including: loss of strength and all-over muscle weakness, double vision, blurred vision and drooping eyelids, hoarseness or change or loss of voice, trouble saying words clearly, loss of bladder control, trouble breathing, trouble swallowing.
For example, Stephen Hawking wasn't able to use eye-tracking software due to drooping eyelids and other people find eye-tracking technology tiring.
No longer does attending the opera mean tight tuxedos, rigid seats, drooping eyelids and the need for binoculars.
Injections in the face may also cause temporary drooping eyelids.
Symptoms often start in the eyes with double vision and drooping eyelids.
We turned on the huge flat screen telly and watched X Factor (not my choice) until our drooping eyelids told us it was time for bed.
First signs of the condition can be double vision and drooping eyelids.