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Cataract and Refractive Surgery


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eylelidSurgeons at Berwick Eye Centre are experienced in most from of eyelid surgery including Blepheroplasty, Ectropion and Entropion repair

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 Complete eye health includes having healthy eyes and healthy eyelids. Common eyelid problems include excess eyelid skin, droopy eyelids or eyelids that turn inward or outward. These problems can cause eye discomfort, limit vision and affect appearance. Fortunately, they can be corrected with surgery.

Ptosis: upper eyelid drooping Ptosis (pronounced toe-sis) can either be apparent at birth (congenital) or develop with age (involutional). A child with congenital ptosis may tilt his or her head backward in order to see, so the condition does not always lead to poor vision. However, children with ptosis should be examined by an ophthalmologist because they may have other associated eye problems.

Surgery to correct ptosis is commonly recommended in the preschool years to improve appearance and make it easier for the child to see. The type of surgery varies, depending upon how much the eyelids droop. Involutional ptosis develops with aging. It may worsen after other types of eye surgery or eyelid swelling. Ptosis may limit your side or even your central vision. If ptosis occurs in one eye, it may create an uneven appearance.


Surgical shortening of the muscle that opens the eyelid will often lead to better vision and improved appearance. Ptosis is a condition in which the upper eyelid droops. Surgery restores the upper eyelid to its normal position. Excess eyelid skin Over time, many people develop excess eyelid skin. Eyelid skin is the thinnest skin of the body, so it tends to stretch. In the upper eyelid, this stretched skin may limit your side vision. The same problem causes “bags” to form in the lower eyelids. 

  In these drawings, the eyelid is cut away to show the appearance of the normal eyelid (left) and the eyelid turning outward (center) and inward (right).

 The excess skin in the upper eyelids can be removed surgically by a procedure called blepharoplasty. It improves side vision and other symptoms. Removal of the excess skin in either the upper or lower eyelids may also improve appearance. If excess fatty tissue is present, it may be removed at the same time.