Rejuvenate Your Vision and Appearance with Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
Florence Eyelid Surgery Doctor:
Howard N. Greene, MD
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
Repair of Ptosis –
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.
If your eyelids are giving you symptoms of dryness, redness, irritation, drooping or getting in the way of your vision, you may benefit from an eyelid evaluation. Contact us today in Florence at 843.664.9393 to schedule an Eyelid Consultation.