Ectropian / Turned Out Eyelid

Lemke Facial Surgery Ectropian Eyelid Procedure Before and After
Lemke Facial Surgery Ectropian Eyelid Procedure Before and After

After tightening, the eyelids now rest comfortably against the eyes.

Lemke Facial Surgery Ectropian Eyelid Procedure Before and After

Burning and tearing eyes are caused by lower eyelid skin contracting and pulling the eyelids away from the eyes. In some instances drooping cheeks pull the eyelids down away from the eyes. Surgery tightens eyelids and a midface lift may be used to eliminate the downward pull under the eyes.

Loosening of the eyelids is very common. The loose or lax eyelid often results in irritated, tearing or dry eye. The eyelid may be so loose that the eyelid actually falls away from the eye itself. Some cases result from tightening of the skin which pulls the eyelid away from the eye (cicatricial ectropion).

Surgical tightening of the eyelids is performed either in the office or in the ambulatory surgery center. Patients note improvement in most cases. The irritation, tearing, and dry sensations can continue to improve for months after the eyelid tightening.

Lemke Facial Surgery Ectropian Eyelid Procedure Before and After
Lemke Facial Surgery Ectropian Eyelid Procedure Before and After

After tightening, the eyelids now rest comfortably against the eyes.

Lemke Facial Surgery Ectropian Eyelid Procedure Before and After

Burning and tearing eyes are caused by lower eyelid skin contracting and pulling the eyelids away from the eyes. In some instances drooping cheeks pull the eyelids down away from the eyes. Surgery tightens eyelids and a midface lift may be used to eliminate the downward pull under the eyes.