Thursday, May 10, 2012

Small Incision for Droopy Eyelid and Double Eyelid

Like most surgeries in other parts of the body, the smaller the incision made to the eyelid the faster the recovery. Small incision is useful in selected patients who want to have double eyelid surgery or correction of droopy eyelids with reduced down time. This patient presented with a left droopy eyelid as a result of contact lens wear. During the consultation, she also desired double eyelids. Small incisions were made to the eyelids (about 1/3 to 1/2 the length of the eyelids) to form double eyelids in both eyes and also to reposition the left levator muscle (which is used to open the eyelid) to correct the droopy eyelid.

Very low double eyelids and left droopy eyelid.

Small incisions about 1/2 the length of the eyelids were created to form
double eyelids and to correct the left droopy eyelid. The left eye has
incomplete closure because the left levator muscle has been pulled
down to lift the lid. Closure usually returns to normal after about
two weeks.

Appearance of the eyes 3 hours after the surgery.

Appearance of the eyes at 6th operative day. Apart from
the bruisings, the eyelids have minimal swellings.

The incision sites occupy only 1/3 to 1/2 the length
of the eyelids.The lid closure of the left eye has
also improved.