Blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, addresses concerns like drooping eyelids, puffiness, under-eye bags, and blepharitis, providing a rejuvenated and youthful appearance. Whether focusing on the upper, lower, or both eyelids, the procedure involves precise techniques to adjust excess skin, muscle, and fat.

Restoring the eyelids' natural contour not only enhances aesthetic appearance but can also alleviate vision impairment caused by sagging eyelids. Tailored to each patient's facial anatomy, advanced surgical methods ensure natural and beautiful results. Many patients find blepharoplasty to be life-enhancing, expressing satisfaction and highlighting its significant impact on their overall confidence and appearance.

Symptoms:

Symptoms of blepharitis may include:

  • Redness of the eyelids
  • Flaking of skin on the lids
  • Crusting at the lid margins, this is generally worse on waking
  • Cysts at the lid margin
  • Red eye
  • Debris in the tear film, seen under magnification
  • Gritty sensation of the eye
  • Reduced vision

Causes & Risk Factors:

Causes of blepharitis encompass a range of symptoms:

  • Eye dryness leading to discomfort
  • Blurred vision due to poor tear film
  • Formation of styes or chalazia, presenting as red bumps with yellow spots if infected

Testing & Diagnosis:

The best treatment for blepharitis is a daily routine of lid margin hygiene. A typical lid margin hygiene routine consists of four steps:

  • Softening of lid margin debris and oils: Apply a warm wet compress to the lids – such as a washcloth with hot water – for about two minutes. New, dry, warm compress masks can be conveniently warmed in a micro-wave oven and maintain a comfortable 40C temperature for 10 minutes while the waxy oils blocking the glands are cleared.
  • Mechanical removal of lid margin debris: At the end of a shower routine, wash your face with a wash cloth. Use facial soap or non-burning baby shampoo (make sure to dilute the soap solution 1/10 with water first). Gently and repeatedly rub along the lid margins while eyes are closed. Too much soap or shampoo may remove the essential oily layer of the eyes' own tear film and create further problems with dry eye discomfort.
  • Antibiotic reduction of lid margin bacteria (at the discretion of your physician): After lid margin cleaning, spread small amount of prescription antibiotic ophthalmic ointment with finger tip along lid fissure while eyes closed. Use prior to bed time as opposed to in the morning to avoid blurry vision.
  • Avoid the use of eye make-up until symptoms subside.

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