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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.
Degeneration of this aponeurotic tissue can occur with age, leading to the drooping eyelids that many older persons experience.
(%) of patients Sign/Symptom Subjective muscle weakness 9 (100) Difficulty swallowing 8 (89) Blurred vision 8 (89) Drooping eyelids 7 (78) Slurred speech 7 (78) Difficulty breathing 5 (56) Double vision 5 (56) Descending paralysis 5 (56) Abscess 5 (56) Complication Hospitalization 9 (100) Endotracheal intubation/Mechanical ventilation 6 (67) Death 1 (11) Self-reported illicit drug use Heroin 9 (100) Intravenous injection 9 (100) Black tar heroin 7 (78) Subcutaneous injection (skin popping) 6 (67) TABLE 2.
The (https://www.cdc.gov/acute-flaccid-myelitis/afm-surveillance.html) CDC  lists a number of symptoms to watch out for including a sudden onset of arm or leg weakness and loss of muscle tone and reflexes, facial droop/weakness, drooping eyelids, difficulty in moving the eyes, or difficulty with swallowing or slurred speech.
Its eyes can be programmed in a number of ways, including twitching eyeballs, drooping eyelids, idle eye movement, independent pupil light reflex, blown pupil sizes, unequal pupil sizes and a variable blinking rate.
You should seek immediate medical attention if you experience any of the following: Breathing difficulties, trouble speaking or swallowing, drooping eyelids, muscle weakness away from the injection site, loss of bladder control, eye problems, severe skin rash or itching, uneven, slow or rapid heartbeats, chest pain or pain spreading to the arm or shoulder.
Symptoms include blurred vision, drooping eyelids, and slurred speech.
I am grateful that we are spared the 'examination' bit as my children are yet to enter that phase of schooling, but there is no sure way of escaping the sneezes that develop into a cold and then a fever that makes a burning entry in the dead of a cold winter night when I have to toggle between checking temps, administering medications and comforting a delirious child while fighting off the urge to allow my drooping eyelids succumb to sweet slumber.
She has ptosis, or drooping eyelids, and could not open her eyes until she was five weeks old.
In human studies, extracts of Albizia julibrissin and Siegesbeckia orientalis improve characteristics of aging around the eyes, including crow's feet, drooping eyelids, and dark circles.