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For complete eye health, your eyelids need to be as healthy as your eyes. Eyelid position is also important for your appearance. Droopy eyelids, excess eyelid skin or eyelids that turn inward or outwards are common problems.

They can cause eye discomfort, tearing and may even limit the vision. Improper eyelid position may need to be addressed in order to improve your eye health.

You and your primary eye care provider may assess your eyelid position and determine if surgicial consultation is needed. Commonwealth Eye Care Associates works with our primary eye doctor in a coordinated effort to ensure that you receive the highest quality care.

One of the most common eyelid conditions is ptosis. Ptosis is the drooping of the eyelid over one or both of the eyes. It could be barely noticeable, or the eyelid could come down over the entire pupil. Ptosis can make it difficult to see and one may have to raise their eyebrow or tilt their head to see.

Ptosis can be caused by a number of things, the most prominent being aging. Other causes include after effects from corrective eye surgery and problems with levators, which are the muscles that lift the eyelid.

The normal course of treatment for ptosis is eyelid surgery, also called blepharoplasty. During the course of surgery, levator muscles are tightened.

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Vision with Ptosis   Normal Vision

 

Dr. Tami Flowers, MD is available to see patients in personalized consultation and on referral for medical and surgical eye care. Dr. Flowers is a board certified ophthalmologist specializing in comprehensive consultative services, advanced cataract surgery, blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), laser surgery, and treatment of cornea and external disease, diabetic eye disease, glaucoma, and macular degeneration.