People choose to correct eyelid problems for several reasons.
Droopy upper eyelids (ptosis) can not only cause cosmetic worries, it can limit vision. A person could be born with the condition, leading a child to tip his or head back to see under the eyelids. It can also develop through the aging process. Dr. Strinden can shorten the muscle that opens your eye to help it to open wider. This surgery can help the way you see and the way the world sees you.
Dr. Strinden also performs blepharoplasty for our patients, when needed. Since the eyelid is the thinnest skin on the body, it stretches over time, and excess eyelid skin can develop. This excess skin can decrease your side vision or cause the appearance of baggy lower eyelids. During blepharoplasty, we remove part of the excess skin and draw the remaining sides of skin together for a tighter appearance. The incisions for this surgery fall in the natural folds of the skin and inside or behind the lower eyelids. Over time, you won't be able to see any scars from the procedure.
The aging process can also cause the lower eyelid to droop, which lets it turn outward. We call this condition ectropion. It can lead to dry eyes, excessive tearing, red eyes and extra light and wind sensitivity. Dr. Strinden can surgically return the eyelid to its original position.
Don't let the appearance and side effects of droopy eyelids bring you down. Contact us for help.