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Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid SurgeryTreating drooping eyelids with Eyelid Surgery. Are your eyelids sagging or drooping over your eyes? Do people often ask if you’re tired? Have you noticed a decline in your field of vision? Dermatochalasis and Ptosis are the two most common causes of eyelid droop.

What is Dermatochalasis?

Dermatochalasis is the presence of loose and redundant eyelid skin. If left untreated, the skin will continue to droop, often obscuring the patient’s field of vision.

Did you know?

  • Dermatochalasis is a serious medical condition that can result in an accident or injury if left untreated.
  • As the excess skin from the eyelids drops down, it begins to obstruct your vision, causing a decreased field of peripheral vision.
  • The best way to correct dermatochalasis is with an eyelid lift procedure (blepharoplasty).

What is Ptosis?

Ptosis is the gradual dropping of the eyelid due to the muscles and ligaments that normally raise the eyelid being weakened by disease, injury, or age. If left untreated, the lid will continue to drop over the pupil, obscuring the patient’s field of vision.

Did you know?

  • Dermatochalasis and Ptosis are serious medical conditions that can result in accidents or injury if left untreated.
  • As the excess skin from the eyelids drops down, it begins to obstruct your vision, causing a decreased field of peripheral vision.
  • The best way to correct dermatochalasis and ptosis is with an eyelid lift procedure (blepharoplasty).

Common Causes of Drooping Eyelids:

Age, Genetics, Eye Surgery (such as LASIK or Cataract Surgery), Contact Lens Use, Nerve Damage, and more.

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Non-Surgical Options

Eyelid Tape can be purchased online and in some stores and can be used to temporarily manually tape the lid up and can be used asneeded.-Upneeq is a prescription-only eyedrop that can temporarily lift the eyelid. The drop can be used as needed, and the lid-lifting effects can last for up to 8-10 hours.

Will My Insurance Cover This Procedure?

Yes! This condition causes a decline in peripheral vision, so it is considered a medically necessary procedure to restore lost vision. Schedule your consultation to see if you’re a candidate for an Eyelid Lift today!

Call Milwaukee Avenue Eye Center on 773-775-0811 to schedule an eye exam with our Niles optometrist. Alternatively, book an appointment online here CLICK FOR AN APPOINTMENT