Unable to keep eyes open


Oh has difficulty keeping his eyes open. at times feeling the lids are very heavy. He doesn’t have to be particularly tired when this happens but he has to let his eyes shut for a short time. This does seem peculiar and I would like to know if anyone else has the same problem.


Yes i have the exact same problem.

I.am 59 and have had PD for 5 years.
I get BOTOX injections every 6 - 8weeks
This really helps my eyes.and I feel normal again.
On saying that the last lot of injections dont seem to have worked for very long.


Hi @erscar,

I’m sorry to hear that you’ve been having issues with your eyes. We have extensive information on potential eye problem on our website which would be really good for you to check out.

However, if you continue to experience this issue, your specialist or Parkinson’s nurse will be able to give you more advice and support on this. If you’d like to speak to a Parkinson’s nurse, please give our helpline a call on 0808 800 0303 and they’ll arrange this for you.

Take care.

Best wishes,


I dozed off while eating last week.
It seems like a wave of tiredness that I can’t fight comes over me.


I hope the injections work for you again Babswood. I know this problem is not only distressing but Oh often cannot do anything until he has kept his eyes shut for a while. He is 85 but was active until diagnosed 2 years ago. He hasn’t yet dozed off while eating Hubby, but he does get that kind of tiredness and his eyes keep shutting even when not so tired. I am hopeful this website can help Reah thankou.