Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery is where the eyelid is lifted or a growth on the eyelid is removed. Excess skin and fat are removed from the eyelid to improve vision.

Before Treatment

If your eyelids are drooping over your eyes or you have a growth, they may be causing difficulties for you to see fully.

After Treatment

After your eyelids heal, you should no longer have drooping eyelids or a growth and should be able to see significantly better.

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What is ptosis?

Ptosis is drooping of the upper eyelid. The lid may droop slightly or it may cover the pupil (the dark center of the eye). One or both eyelids may be affected.
Ptosis that is present at birth is called congenital ptosis. If the ptosis in one eyelid is severe, the child’s vision may not develop properly. This may lead to amblyopia (also called lazy eye, a condition in which the brain uses images only from the “good” eye). Ptosis that develops later is called adult or acquired ptosis.

What is a pingueculum?

A pingueculum is a growth on the conjunctiva (the thin mucus membrane that coats the outside of the eyeball). The growth looks like a thickened area of tissue and is often cream-colored. It may contain yellow fibers and clear crystals. Usually it grows from the corner of your eye and stops before reaching the cornea (the clear, outer layer of your eye that covers the iris and pupil).