EYELID RETRACTION & REVISIONAL SURGERY

Eyelid retraction is defined as descent of the lower eyelid below the normal position with showing of the lower sclera (the white part of the eye) or excessive elevation of the upper eyelid with poor closure. This can happen from aging, complication of eyelid surgery, or a medical condition such as thyroid eye disease. Patients often experience dryness, irritation, excess tearing, eye redness, discomfort and blurry vision. The shape of the eye is often changed or distorted.

Correction involves lowering of the upper or raising of the lower eyelids, depending on the specific problem. Skin grafting may be necessary if the problem resulted from overly aggressive tissue removal during blepharoplasty. Revisional surgery is more complex than primary surgery due to scarring and distorted anatomy, making it less predictable. Having a surgeon with expertise in revision eyelid surgery evaluate you and recommend appropriate treatment, should be your first, and is your best, option.

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BEFORE & AFTER REVISIONAL SURGERY

Patient had prior cancer reconstruction that resulted in lower eyelid retraction.
Reconstructive surgery resulted in normalization of the eyelid position and improvement of symptoms.

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