Your eyelids are important to protect your eyes and to spread your tears evenly over your cornea for optimal vision.
Lower eyelid drooping that results in a dry red eye at increased risk for infection and scarring
Lower eyelid turning in with eyelashes, rubbing the cornea resulting in irritation and redness as well as an increased risk for infection and scarring
Upper eyelid drooping resulting in decreased field of vision while reading, computing, or driving.
Due to weakening of the barriers that are supposed to keep the fat in the orbit. With age, these deteriorate allowing fat and overnight fluid accumulation to push out the lower eyelid skin.
This may intermittently require one to raise a lid with a finger in order to see. It may also result in being tired at day’s end due to having to raise the eyebrows constantly in order to see throughout the day. Many patients with drooping eyelids are reminded of them continually by their well-meaning friends and family.
Bring the lower eyelid back into contact with the eyeball
Turn the lower eyelid out so that it no longer scratches the eyeball
Blephaorplasty: removal of heavy excess skin, lifting eyelid in the process.
Levator Advanced: removal of excess skin as well as reattaching the eyelid muscle to the upper lid plate, lifting the eyelid significantly.
Removing the lower lid skin and protruding fat as well as any ectropion which reveals itself (this is usually not covered by insurance).
If ptosis/drooping eyelids are seriously affecting your visual field, correction may be considered medically necessary and be covered by insurance.