I am 69-year-old man with obstructed vision due to my drooping eyelids.
I am 69-year-old man with obstructed vision due to my drooping eyelids. Would blepharoplasty be a procedure that could correct this problem?
Upper eyelid lift, or upper blepharoplasty, might be a good option for you. First, I would evaluate the eyebrows to determine if the eyebrows are contributing to the heaviness of the upper eyelid. If there is evidence of the eyebrows contributing to the heaviness of the upper eyelids, you may benefit from an endoscopic brow lift. Second, we would evaluate the position of the upper eyelids. Sometimes, one can experience not only excess skin of the upper eyelid, but also a lower position of the upper eyelid margin. This is known as blepharoptosis. If you have blepharoptosis, a ptosis repair surgery might be indicated. Third, a visual field test and visual acuity test is needed. If the visual field test demonstrates obstructed vision and there is evidence of excess skin of the upper eyelids, you may benefit from an upper blepharoplasty.
Posted by Rami K. Batniji, M.D., F.A.C.S.