Excess skin develops above the upper eyelid, which may then feel heavy or tired. Excess skin may also obscure vision or cause cosmetic concerns.
An upper eyelid blepharoplasty procedure removes excess eyelid skin, recreates the natural skin crease and respects the normal blinking mechanism of the eyelid.
A lowering of the eyebrow position may obscure vision or cause other symptoms of heaviness. An endoscopic forehead lift operation is a keyhole operation performed from hidden incisions in the hair line which will elevate the eyebrow and not leave any evidence of facial scarring.
An upper eyelid ptosis is a condition where the muscle responsible for raising the eyelid is not able to do so, and this causes the upper eyelid to rest in a lower position than normal. The underlying cause of the ptosis must be established prior to having a corrective operation, but in most cases this can be achieved by a thorough examination at the clinic.
Ectropion refers to the problem of the lower eyelid hanging below and away from the eye. It frequently causes watering, redness and irritation and can be unsightly.
The upper or lower eyelid inverts and the eyelashes rub on the eye, causing pain and redness. In some cases the cause is loosening of the eyelid and muscle spasm from pain and in others there may be a scar on the inside of the eyelid causing it to turn inwards.
Tumours may develop anywhere on the eyelids or around the eye. Removal aims to cure the tumour and provide a good functional and cosmetic result. A very wide range of methods can be used to repair the area after tumour excision, and loss of the eye is extremely rare.