While many people personally opt for any eyelid surgery for purely cosmetic reasons, the procedure is also performed with the aim of treating certain medical conditions.
Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery involves removal of excessive skin as well as muscle from the upper eyelid and lower eyelid.
When conducted to attain a younger look, the surgical procedure comprises of removing or relocating fat tissues to eliminate the droopy or saggy appearance of the eyes. Despite its proficiency of improvising one’s look, blepharoplasty cannot facilitate the removal of crow’s feet, wrinkles, dark circles under the eyes, or rectify the condition of sagging eyebrows.
The surgery is beneficial in the treatment of vision problems owing to covering of the upper eyelids especially in old age. If there is looseness between the eyeball and the lower eyelid, then the doctor may recommend that the lower eyelid be tightened using a procedure known as canthoplasty or canthopexy clubbed with blepharoplasty.
Other medical conditions that may require administration of eyelid surgery for their treatment include eyelid disorders such as eyelid ptosis, ectropion, severe thyroid eye disease, and orbital tumors causing double vision and pain.
Eye surgery is extremely effective in improvising disorders of Ectropion and Entropion. While the former is characterized by the outward turning of the lower eyelid resulting in over exposure of the surface of the eye, the latter signifies the opposite that is the inwards turning of the lower eyelid. The medical condition of Ectropion leads to irritation, redness, crusting, and discharge and Entropion results in the rubbing of the eye surface by the eyelashes.
As in the case of any surgery, there are certain risks involved with an eye surgery as well.Therefore, one must be sure of the purpose of undergoing the surgery and be well informed about its repercussions as well.
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