Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid Surgery Resolves Various Conditions

Eyelid surgery is a common method of treatment for a number of situations, including:

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Chalazion
  • Ectropion (outward turning of the eyelid)
  • Entropion (inward turning of the eyelid)
  • Ptosis (drooping of the eyelid)
  • Some eyelid tumors

Eyelid surgery is usually an outpatient procedure with local anesthesia. Risks of surgery are rare, but include asymmetry of the eyelids. Differences in healing between the eyes may cause some unevenness after surgery.

After eyelid surgery, a bruise or black eye is common but goes away quickly. It may be difficult to close your eyelids completely, making the eyes feel dry. This irritation generally disappears as the surgery heals. Serious complications are rare but include vision loss, scarring and infection.

To most people, the improvement in vision, comfort and appearance after eyelid surgery is very gratifying.