Many medical conditions can affect your eyelids leading to sagging, in- or out-turning, or misdirection of eyelashes. Droopy upper eyelids can give you a sleepy or tired appearance. Sagging lower eyelids can lead to excessive tearing and irritation.
An oculoplastic surgeon is the best person to treat these diseases since they are caused in the delicate areas of your face. An oculoplastic surgeon is an ophthalmologist who has undertaken further specialty training in plastic surgery, particularly in the delicate area around your eyes. Oculoplastic surgeons ‘primary focus is the health and safety of your eyes but they also have unique skills and delicate touch as plastic surgeons.
Oculoplasty surgery is performed to improve function, comfort and appearance for the following conditions :
- Droopy eyelids
- Misdirection of eyelashes
- Sagging of lower eyelids
- Eyelid lesions
- Tumors around the eye areas
- A thyroid eye disease
- Orbital Diseases
- Excessive tearing
Most of these conditions can be corrected with a minor surgical procedure done within a day.