eyelid surgery

Eyelid surgery is a same day procedure. Common eyelid problems included excess eyelid skin, droopy eyelids or eyelids that turn inward or outward. These problems can cause eye discomfort, limit vision and affect appearance. 

Types of eyelid surgery

1) Blepharoplasty - Removal of extra upper and/or lower eyelid skin to improve vision or for cosmetic reasons

2) Ptosis (Upper eyelid drooping) - Ptosis can either be apparent at birth or develop with age. Ptosis may limit your side or even your central vision. If ptosis occurs in one eye, it may create an uneven appearance. Surgical shortening of the muscle that opens the eyelid will often lead to better vision and improved appearance. 

3) Ectropion (Outward turning of the lower eyelid) - Stretching the lower eyelid from age may cause the eyelid to droop downward and turn outward. This condition is called ectropion. Eyelid burns or skin disease can also cause this problem. Ectropion can cause dryness of the eyes, excessive tearing, redness and sensitivity to light and wind. Surgery usually restores the normal position of the eyelid, improve these symptoms. 

4) Entropion (Inward turning of the lower eyelid) - Entropion also occurs most commonly as a result of agin. Infection and scarring inside the eyelid are other causes of entropion. When the eyelid turns inward, the eyelashes and skin rub against the eye, making it red, irritated, watery and sensitive to light and wind. 

If entropion is not treated, an infection may develop on the clear surface of the eye called the cornea. With surgery, the eyelid can be turned outward to its normal position, protecting the eye and improve these symptoms. 

5) Brow Ptosis - Brow ptosis is a common condition in the later part of life. It refers to the drooping of the lateral third of the brow. It should be considered in the evaluation of all patients who are interested in blepharoplasty. Brow ptosis may be asymmetric, the brows being unequal or uneven.  It is very common in the general population, increasing steadily in prevalence for those older than 50 years. It is even more common in the population of patients interested in blepharoplasty or having dermatochalasis.