Patients with drooping eyelids most commonly undergo surgery or wear special eyeglasses that use a wire to extend the eyelid, according to MedlinePlus. A drooping eyelid is normally a cosmetic problem, but professional assistance is necessary if the condition affects the patient's vision or if one eyelid droops suddenly.
Drooping eyelids can affect one or both eyes. If only one eyelid droops, causes can include nerve injuries, stroke or a growth in the eyelid, according to MedlinePlus. Myasthenia gravis, migraine headaches and aging can cause both eyelids to droop. Some patients have experienced drooping eyelids since birth, while others first notice the problem later in life.