Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure where extra skin and/or muscle and fat in the eyelids is removed in order to improve appearance and/or visual function. This procedure is used in cases where the upper eyelids sag and droop, resulting in eyelid heaviness, fatigue, eyestrain, and/or limitation of peripheral vision.
Ptosis is a condition that occurs when one or both upper eyelids droop and the edge of the upper eyelid falls towards or over the pupil. Ptosis is usually caused by stretching or thinning of the muscle that raises the eyelid. This leads to symptoms of eyelid and forehead muscle fatigue, eyelid heaviness, and/or limitation of peripheral vision. Ptosis surgery corrects vision loss due to droopy eyelids by tightening the stretched eyelid muscle.
Ectropion is a condition where the lid turns away from the eye causing irritation by not holding the tears against the eye. Ectropion surgery involves tightening the muscles of the eyelid and its attachment to restore the eyelid to its more normal position.
Entropion is a condition where the lid turns in toward the eye causing irritation to the eye surface. Entropion surgery involves tightening the muscles of the eyelid and its attachment to restore the eyelid to its more normal position.