Eyelid Disorders

How is Eyelid Disorders treated?

Oculoplastic Surgery is a branch that is interested in eyelids, nasolacrimal ducts, and orbital (hole of the eye) diseases. Botox is performed in situations like eyelid introversions (entropium), extroversions (ectropium), droopy eyelids (ptosis), introversion of eyelashes, opening of congenital or acquired nasolacrimal duct obstructions, operation of eye tumors and eyelid spasm.

The surgical interventions performed to correct sagging eyelids occurred generally due to senility with genetic factors are called blepharoplasty.

Ptosis, known as droopy upper eyelid may be congenital, occur after a trauma and eye operations or muscular weakness due to aging. Droopy eyelid (ptosis) is defined as being at the below normal level of the upper eyelid. In congenital cases, suspenders must be used in order to use frontal muscle and to lift the eyelid. In the case of ptosis at advanced ages, it is aimed to strengthen and shorten the muscle which lifts the eyelid.

The introversion of the eyelids may cause symptoms as abrasion on the surface of the eye, watering, pain, sinking and it may cause wounding on cornea and vision loss at the later stages. This must be is fixed by extroverting the eyelid and eyelashes.

In the situation of facial paralysis or extrovert entropium, the eye is opened to the outer effects. Then firstly dryness occurs and it is followed by infection. Symptoms like watering, sinking, burning may occur. The normal position of the eyelid must be provided again by a surgical operation.