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Can a lack of light cause one eyelid to never form?

Asked by Triozoo (396 points ) March 29th, 2009

Ever since I was little I’ve always had a side fringe sweep over my right eye; my left eye has always been slightly bigger.

The reason for being bigger is the fact that my right side does not have an existing eyelid. It can be forced upon but only temporary before it molds back. It’s hardly visible compared to my left.

So I ask you…
Can a lack of light over a long period of time be the cause of my underdeveloped lid?

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augustlan's avatar

Perhaps your mother styled your hair in that way to cover the fact that your eyelid wasn’t quite right. Have you asked her if you were born with this eyelid issue?

basp's avatar

The lack of light has nothing to do with eyelid development.

RedPowerLady's avatar

@augustlan That seems very probable.

Cardinal's avatar

Your eyelids are fully formed when you are born. What makes you think you had ANY light in the womb? basb has it right.

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