Blepharoshalasis Dermatochalases

DEFINITION: It is the loosening and slackening of eyelids because of bulking of eyelids in the form of attacks (blepharoshalasis) or loosening of eyelid tissues due to aging (dermathochalases).

CAUSES AND RISK FACTORS: It often occurs due to aging.

DIAGNOSIS: Diagnosis is made through physical examination.

TREATMENT: Treatment is carried out by surgically removing the slackened skin or removing some of the fat moving forward, if any.

Figure 1. External appearance of a patients operated with the diagnosis of dermatochalasis prior to surgery (left) and 1 month following surgery (right).