Learn more about eyelid conditions and the treatment options available at Valley Eye Associates.
Relief for Ectropion Lids
An entropion lid can often be repaired with strategically placed sutures; however, an ectropion lid most commonly requires a blepharoplasty. A blepharoplasty reshapes sagging eyelids by removing and repositioning excess dermatochalasis skin or reinforcing the lid’s surrounding muscles and tendons. Blepharoplasty can be performed on both the upper and lower eyelids, depending on the nature and severity of the condition.
Most patients opt for blepharoplasty because of excess upper eyelid skin that hangs down over the eyelashes, blocking the outer and upper parts of the visual field. By removing this skin, patients experience improved vision along with eyes that appear more open.
Patients may also opt for blepharoplasty simply to improve their appearance. Lower eyelid blepharoplasty is almost always an elective procedure to remove the look of bags or sagging under the eye.
Am I a Candidate?
The best candidates for blepharoplasty are in good general health without serious eye conditions, illnesses, or medical conditions that can impair the healing process. Ideally, patients are non-smokers.
If you are interested in learning about treatment options for your eyelids, please contact Valley Eye Associates to schedule an appointment. Because each case is unique, this initial consultation is important to determine the best treatment for long-term relief and whether or not insurance coverage is available.
During your examination, our staff will assess your symptoms, discuss your treatment options, and answer any questions you might have.