Common types of eyelid surgery
Dr. Iyengar presenting the latest advances in eyelid surgery to eye doctors in San Diego
- Blepharoplasty is the most commonly performed eyelid surgery. This surgery is performed to removed skin and sculpt the upper eyelid fat to to enhance one's cosmetic appearance and/or to improve their peripheral vision.
- Ptosis surgery is performed to elevate the eyelid and tighten the muscles that are responsible for elevating the eyelid.
- Ectropion repair is performed to tighten the lower eyelids and keep them from turning out.
- Entropion repair is performed to address eyelids that turn inward and cause the lashes to rub against the eye.