Eyelid Retraction Treatment For Dry Eyes


Are eyelid problems causing Dry Eye?

Lid Retraction

Eyelid retraction is a condition characterized by the upward displacement of the upper eyelid or downward displacement of the lower eyelid thereby exposing the sclera (white part of the eye). Lower eyelid retraction may be a result of shallow orbits (deepened bony eye sockets), hereditary condtions or certain characteristics of the eyelid.

Eyelid retraction can lead to a wider than normal opening of the eyelids producing a wide eyed stare and causing drying of the eyes. This condition may irritate the ocular structure, cause vision discomfort and harmful effects on the cornea.

Lid retraction repair

Eyelid retraction repair will depend on its cause and severity. Your doctor will stretch the tendon (loosen the tissue) which pulls the eyelid downwards and will place a spacer graft (from ear cartilage or hard palate of mouth) to raise the eyelid upwards. Once t he distance between the two eyelids is narrowed, your eye will appear normal and function better.

Eyelid retraction repair surgery is a safe and effective procedure that reduces excessive eye exposure and protects the eye. It also helps you view more of your visual field and provides a youthful appearance.

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