Dr. Kahana offers a customized approach to various eyelid surgeries. Please continue reading below to learn more about the eyelid surgery options available to you.
Droopy Upper Eyelids
Droopy eyelids can make it difficult to keep your eyes open, giving you a sleepy appearance and potentially interfering with vision. There are three main causes of droopy upper eyelids: (1) weakness of the levator muscle that opens the eyelid, known as ptosis, (2) excess upper eyelid skin, known as dermatochalasis, and (3) mechanical brow drooping.
A customized approach to droopy upper eyelids requires a complete eye exam, including assessment of eyelid muscle function as well as skin height and brow position. The goals of treatment depend on whether your primary concern is functional (i.e. vision is affected) or cosmetic.
- Upper eyelid blepharoplasty
- Brow lift – direct or indirect approach
- Ptosis repair (levator muscle repair) – internal or external approach
Ptosis Repair Video
When the eyelids are not well opposed to the globe or are too wide open, this can lead to ocular irritation, tearing, and blurry vision. Due to a variety of causes, including previous eyelid surgery, eyelid laxity or other abnormalities, the eyelids may turn inward (entropion) or outward (ectropion). The eyelids can also become very loose, causing them to not function properly, and require tightening. Additionally, the upper or lower eyelids can become retracted due to different factors such as in the case of thyroid eye disease. A thorough exam and history will help tailor the surgical approach to your eyelid malposition for best results.
- Ectropion Repair
- Entropion Repair
- Eyelid Laxity or Floppy Eyelid Repair
- Upper Eyelid Retraction Repair (Blepharotomy)
- Lower Eyelid Retraction Repair
Entropion/Ectropion Repair Video
Eyelid Lesions & Cancers
- Eyelid Lesion Excision or Biopsy
- Chalazion Incision and Curettage
- Eyelid Reconstruction After Mohs Micrographic Surgery for Skin Cancer