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Eyelid Surgery

Rejuvenate Your Vision and Appearance with Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

Your eyelids are important to protect your eyes and to spread your tears evenly over your cornea for optimal vision.

Eyelid Problems Include:

Ectropion - lower eyelid drooping that results in a dry red eye at increased risk for infection and scarring

Entropion - lower eyelid turning in with eyelashes, rubbing the cornea resulting in irritation and redness as well as an increased risk for infection and scarring

Ptosis - upper eyelid drooping resulting in decreased field of vision while reading, computing, or driving.

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.

Bags under the eyes - 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.

Improvements Possible with Eyelid Surgery

Repair of Ectropion - bring the lower eyelid back into contact with the eyeball

Repair of Entropion - turn the lower eyelid out so that it no longer scratches the eyeball

For milder ptosis – Blephaorplasty: removal of heavy excess skin, lifting eyelid in the process.

For more severe ptosis – Levator Advanced: removal of excess skin as well as reattaching the eyelid muscle to the upper lid plate, lifting the eyelid significantly.

Repair of lower lid bags ( this is usually not covered by insurance) – Removing the lower lid skin and protruding fat as well as any ectropion which reveals itself.

If ptosis/drooping eyelids are seriously affecting your visual field, correction may be considered medically necessary and be covered by insurance.

Get to Know Dr. Greene

Howard N. Greene, MD specializes in small-incision bladeless laser cataract surgery with the LenSx® femto laser, intraocular lens implants, LASIK, PRK, glaucoma medical and surgical care, and eyelid surgery. In addition, he treats evaporative dry eye and performs LipiFlow® procedures.