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Eyelid surgery is a common method of treatment for entropion (inward turning of the eyelid), ectropion (outward turning of the eyelid), ptosis (drooping of the eyelid), dermatochalasia (excessive eyelid skin), and some eyelid tumors.

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Before and after photos of ectropion repair.

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Before and after photos of Ptosis repair.
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Eyelid entropion.

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Eyelid tumor.

The surgeons of Karlik Ophthalmology work with their patients to determine when eyelid surgery is necessary. Eyelid surgery is usually an outpatient procedure with local anesthesia. Risks of surgery are rare, but include asymmetry of the eyelids. Differences in healing between the eyes may cause some unevenness after surgery.

After eyelid surgery, a black eye is common but goes away quickly. It may be difficult to close your eyelids completely, making the eyes feel dry. This irritation generally disappears as the surgery heals. Serious complications are rare but include vision loss, scarring, and infection. To most people, the improvement in vision, comfort and appearance after eyelid surgery is very gratifying.

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Before and after functional blepharoplasty for repair of dermatochalasia.