As you age, the sensitive skin around your eyes stretches, allowing surrounding muscles to weaken. Both your upper and lower eyelids...
Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) - Ptosis
As you age, the sensitive skin around your eyes stretches, allowing surrounding muscles to weaken. Both your upper and lower eyelids can start drooping enough that your vision is impacted.
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What’s happening is that the protective layers of fat around the eye are literally weighing down the eyelids. I understand your concern completely in this situation. Your condition is called ptosis and involves the levator muscle that lifts your eyelid. Though ptosis is usually a condition that comes with age, when it occurs in children, uncorrected congenital ptosis or drooping eyelids results in amblyopia or “lazy eye.”
Recommended Fix: Surgery
I recommend blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery for ptosis and it can be done for either functional or cosmetic reasons. During this simple, outpatient surgical procedure, I will make incisions in the normal creases of your upper lid and under the lash line below your eye. Surgery can take up to three hours and you will experience swelling, bruising or possibly blurry vision for a few days afterward.