The top five reasons patients need eyelid surgery or oculoplastics are listed below. Eyelid surgery or oculoplastic before and after.

  1. Drooping Eyelid – A droopy lid can block peripheral vision. 
  2. Growth – Some patients may want a growth removed for comfort, to relieve blocked vision or cosmetic reasons.
  3. Injury – Sometimes even a hockey or golfing injury can disfigure eyelids. The eyelid injury may need reconstruction to ensure the lid is working properly.
  4. 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. 
  5. 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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Learn more about oculoplastics and eyelid surgery on our page. Contact your eye doctor or call 218.720.3553 to schedule an appointment.


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