Treatments

Eyelid Surgery

ENTROPION (INVERSION OF THE EYELID): It is the inversion of the eyelid and eyelashes. It may emerge due to slackening of the lower lid and muscle structure because of advanced age. Once the eyelid turns inside, stinging, redness, and infection may occur in the cornea. Although medication treatment can be applied to gain time, the actual treatment is to turn the eyelid back to its anatomic structure by surgery appropriate to the patient’s condition.


Figure 1. Preoperative (left) and postoperative (right) appearance of a patient operated with the diagnosis of lower eyelid mass at our hospital.

ECTROPION (EVERSION OF THE EYELID): It is the eversion of the eyelids. It may emerge due to trauma to the eyelids and due to age-related problems. Especially watering of the eyes may be accompanied by redness inside. The proper eyelid structure should be reconstructed again by surgery.


PTOSIS (LOOSENESS OF THE EYELID): It is the looseness of upper eyelids. Although it mostly occurs congenitally, it may also occur due to malfunction of the muscle supporting the eyelid because of trauma and aging. If ptosis increases later in the day in middle-aged or old patients, the patients must be examined neurologically. The surgery decision is made according to the severity of the eyelid looseness. The height of the upper eyelid is adjusted by suitable surgical techniques so that it will not cover the pupil, then the eyelid is stitched. As it may cause amblyopia and refractional defects in children, they should be examined accordingly and treated as soon as possible.


Figure 2. Preoperative (upper) and postoperative (lower) appearance of a patient operated with the diagnosis of senile ectropion at our hospital.