Droopy Eyelids (Blepharoptosis)
in Chicago, IL
What is a Droopy Eyelid?
Ptosis (droopiness) is a common condition that affects the upper eyelid of one or both eyes. It can be a result of aging, a congenital defect, muscle deformity or neurological disorder. This condition can occur in patients of all ages, but is most common in older patients, and will likely continue to worsen with age.
Droopy Eyelids Treatment
Various surgical procedures are used depending on the cause of ptosis. Patients may seek treatment for medical or cosmetic reasons. Severe drooping eyelid may obstruct vision or distort the appearance of the eye.
What is Ectropion?
Ectropion is a "turning inside out" of the eyelid so the inner eyelid is exposed. Common causes include aging, sun damage, tumors, burns and the removal of too much skin during upper eyelid lift (blepharoplasty).
What Happens if Ectropion is Left Untreated?
If the condition is not treated, the cornea may become damaged by abrasions, ulcers or infections.
Ectropion Symptoms can include:
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How is Ectropion Treated?
Eyelid surgery is necessary to restore the eyelid to its normal position.
What is Entropion?
Entropion is a "turning in" of the eyelid. The lid and lashes may rub painfully against the cornea. Entropion usually occurs as a result of aging, but other causes can include injury, congenital defect and various inflammatory conditions. A spasm of the eyelid can cause the lid to turn inward as well.
- Inversion of the eyelid
- Irritation of the eye
How is Entropion Treated?
Entropion repair involves surgery to restore the eyelid to its normal position.
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To learn more about our Droopy Eyelids (Blepharoptosis) treatments, call us today at 312-996-2020 to schedule a consultation. Millennium Park Eye Center is proud to serve Chicago, IL and the surrounding areas.