Lid Procedures

Procedures involving the eyelid work to correct the underlying eyelid condition.  Eyelid procedures include excisions of cysts and skin cancers or the lifting of the eyelids when they are drooping and obstructing vision.  The lower eyelid can have a tendency to lose elasticity due to age, and cause either an in-turning (entropion) or out-turning (ectropion) of the eyelid, making the eye feel irritated and uncomfortable.  Surgery for this aims to correct the in- or out- turning eyelid and return comfort to the affected eye.  Eyelid procedures are normally carried out at our day surgery, taking only a few hours.  Often a dressing is worn following the operation and stitches may be required to be removed a few days / weeks later, depending on the procedure.

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Ectropion Repair

Ectropion repair is tailored to the underlying cause of the malposition.

Most commonly, the eyelid is tightened at the outside corner of the eye and may include tightening of the lax retractor muscles to restore and stabilize the eyelid to its normal position.

The surgery is performed as a day procedure and often results in rapid resolution of the eyelid malposition. Bruising can be expected for up to 2 weeks. In the vast majority of cases, after the eyelid has healed the small scar from this minimally invasive procedure should barely be noticeable. The eye will feel comfortable and should be protected from exposure and corneal scarring, as the eyelid will be returned to its anatomical position.

Entropion Repair

Entropion should be repaired surgically before the rubbing damages the cornea by causing infection or scarring.

Temporary measures including taping the lower lid to mechanically evert the lid and Botox therapy to weaken the orbicularis muscle may be used prior to definitive surgical repair, or in patients who are not well enough for surgery.

Definitive treatment of entropion requires surgical repair. Most commonly, the eyelid is tightened at the outside corner of the eye and the retractor muscles are tightened to restore and stabilise the eyelid to its normal position. Approaching both anatomical components significantly improves surgical success and reduces recurrence.

The surgery is performed as a day procedure and often results in rapid resolution of the eyelid malposition. Bruising can be expected for up to 2 weeks. In the vast majority of cases, after the eyelid has healed the small scar from this minimally invasive procedure should barely be noticeable. The eye will feel comfortable and should be protected from further irritation and rubbing as the eyelid will be returned to its anatomical position.

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Ptosis Surgery

Most cases of ptosis can be corrected surgically, usually by tightening the levator muscle. Occasionally, in severe cases with poor eyelid muscle function, other techniques such as frontalis suspension may be required.

The surgery is performed as a day procedure with local anaesthetic and sedation. Bruising can be expected for up to 2-4 weeks.

The goal is to raise the eyelid to allow for improved visual field and to increase symmetry with the opposite upper eyelid. It is helpful to expect an improvement in appearance and symptoms rather than a complete change in appearance.

Blepharoplasty

Dermatochalasis can be corrected by blepharoplasty surgery, which predominately involves the removal of excess skin. Removal and/or sculpting of underlying bulging fat is often performed to achieve the best aesthetic outcomes, resulting in a more youthful appearance.

A thin incision in created in the natural skin crease and the thin scar is usually barely noticeable once the lid has fully healed. The surgery is performed as a day procedure with local anaesthetic and sedation. Bruising can be expected for up to 2-4 weeks.

The goal is to remove the excess skin to allow for improved visual field and reduced heaviness, It is helpful to expect an improvement in appearance and symptoms rather than a complete change in appearance.

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