Florida Plastic Surgery - Cosmetic Center
Eyelid Plastic Surgery
need to be as healthy as the eyes. Droopy eyelids (ptosis), excess
eyelid skin, or eyelids that curl inward (entropion) or outward
(ectropion) are common problems that can cause eye discomfort and
limit vision. Eyelid plastic surgery is usually performed on an
outpatient basis using local anesthesia.
Ptosis (pronounced "toe-sis")
is upper eyelid drooping. It is apparent at birth (congenital) or
develops with age (involutional). Ptosis may limit the field of
vision and produce an uneven appearance. Surgery corrects the problem
by shortening the muscle that opens the eyelid.
Excess eyelid skin may develop over
time. As it is the thinnest skin of the body, it is more likely
to stretch and limit the field of vision. In the lower eyelid, "bags"
form. Surgical removal of the excess skin may improve appearance.
Ectropion (outward turning of the
lower eyelid) occurs with the stretching of the lower eyelid skin
with age. Eyelid burns or skin disease may also cause this problem.
Ectropian can cause dryness of the eyes, excessive tearing, redness
and sensitivity to light and wind. Surgery may restore the normal
position of the eyelid, improving these symptoms.
Entropion (inward turning of the
lower eyelid) also occurs most commonly as the result of aging.
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, irritate and sensitive to light and wind.
If not treated, an eye ulcer may form. Surgery can turn the eyelid
outward to its normal position.
Specializing Physician: Dr. Todd
Florida Eye Institute in Vero Beach, Florida, is
a comprehensive eye care facility for general and specialty eye
care as well as vision correcting procedures. Medical Director:
Dr. Paul V. Minotty.
Voice: 561-569-9500 ~ Fax: 561-569-9507 ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: The information on this website is
not a substitute for professional care. If you are having any problems
with your eyes, you should see your ophthalmologist or optometrist
for diagnosis and treatment.