Droopy Eyelids (Dermatochalasis/ Blepharochalasis)
With age the skin and tissues that surround the eye can become loose, sag, and obstruct the upper and side vision. When the vision is significantly obstructed, eyelid lift surgery (blepharoplasty) may be covered by insurance. If you are having problems with droopy eyelids, call for an appointment to see if you may be a candidate for eyelid lift surgery.
Eyelid Turning Inward (Entropion) and Eyelid Turning Outward (Ectropion)
As a result of tissue laxity, eyelid muscle changes, and/or scarring, the eyelid can roll inward or outward. These changes in the eyelid can cause redness, irritation, scarring, and infection of the eye, which can result in vision loss. If you think you may be having a problem with inward or outward turning of the eyelid, you should call your eye doctor to see if you need treatment and/or surgical correction.
Droopy Upper Eyelid Margin (Ptosis)
The muscle that raises and lowers the eyelid can become loose or weak allowing the margin of the eyelid to droop. When the vision is significantly obstructed, surgical correction may be covered by insurance. Ptosis can be associated with serious systemic medical conditions. If you think you are having a problem with ptosis, you should call to have an appointment scheduled with your eye doctor to have this evaluated particularly if this is a new or worsening problem.
Eyelid cancer (Bumps on the eyelids)
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer. It is more common than all other forms of cancer combined. The eyelid is one of the most common sites on the body to develop skin cancer. This is because skin cancer is associated with ultraviolet light exposure and the eyelid is always exposed and hard to keep shielded from the sun. If you have new or changing lumps or bumps on the eyelid, you should be examined by your doctor and consideration should be given to surgical excision for pathologic examination under a high powered microscope by the pathologist, and repair. The earlier a skin cancer on the eyelid is detected and removed, the easier it is to repair surgically. If skin cancers are left untreated, they will continue to grow. In extreme cases, they will grow to the point that the eyelid cannot be repaired, which can result in loss of vision and/or the eye and increase the risk for systemic spread of cancer.
Call for an appointment today if you have any new or worsening lumps or bumps on your eyelid. Eye Specialists of Mid-Florida, P.A. has locations in Winter Haven, Sebring, Haines City, Lakeland, Clermont and Lake Wales.