The top five reasons patients need eyelid surgery or oculoplastics are listed below.
- Drooping Eyelid – A droopy lid can block peripheral vision.
- Growth – Some patients may want a growth removed for comfort, to relieve blocked vision or cosmetic reasons.
- Injury – Sometimes even a hockey or golfing injury can disfigure eyelids. The eyelid injury may need reconstruction to ensure the lid is working properly.
- Dry eye – If your eye doesn’t blink completely, the lower portion may be exposed to dry air all day. This can cause dry eyes and cause discomfort.
- Tearing – Eyelids that turn outward or inward may not be moving your tears across your eyes as they should. Surgery may decrease or eliminate this symptom.
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