Surgery to correct malfunctioning eyelids that turn out or in
When a lower eyelid malfunctions by turning out, the eyelid no longer touches the eye (ectropion), which is necessary to spread tear film across the eye. As a result, the exposed inner lining of the eyelid becomes dry and inflamed – one of the most common eyelid conditions as we age. Tearing often occurs and the eye may become damaged. Surgery is usually indicated to prevent the eylid from turning out and retun it to a normal position.
An eyelid can also turn inward (entropion) so that the skin of the eyelid and its lashes constantly rub against the eye. Constant eye irritation and discomfort usually result. This, in turn, can lead to the development of severe infections and scarring that may result in permanent visual loss. Surgical correction of an entropion, performed by Dr. Oestreicher, is strongly recommended.
"The most amazing results"
I had an upper and lower blepharoplasty by Dr. Oestreicher. I am so glad he was my surgeon. The most amazing results, I was over the moon.