The Eyes sit in the bony socket and are covered by the eye lids. The eyelids are complex structures with several different layers serving different functions like secreting special substances for the tear film, creating movement for protection and emotional expression, and above all protecting the eyes.
The eye lids can be affected by different conditions that may alter its function and appearance etc. Many of the eye lid problems are age related too. They can also develop growths and tumours which can sometimes be cancerous.
An Oculoplastic surgeon is an ophthalmologist specialising in treating and correcting conditions affecting the eye lids and area around the eye lids including cosmetic procedures like Blepharoplasty (Eye lift).
Information about some eye lid conditions available here is only preliminary and needs to be understood in conjunction with additional information provided by your surgeon during a consultation.
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