Correct Eyelid Problems with Surgery

Ptosis, also known as “droopy eyelid,” is a condition where the upper eyelid droops over the eye, partially covering the pupil and potentially affecting vision. It can occur due to weakened or stretched muscles that control the eyelid movement or hold it in place. Ptosis can be congenital (present from birth) or acquired later in life due to factors like age, trauma, or certain medical conditions.

Treatment for ptosis depends on its severity, underlying cause, and its impact on vision and appearance. Here are some common approaches to fixing ptosis:


Surgical Solutions for Eyelid Conditions

Our award-winning ophthalmologists provide precision corrective eyelid surgery in a warm, friendly environment. 

Dr Shomer has performed eyelid surgeries for over 17 years. We can surgically treat ptosis, or drooping eyelids, which can interfere with peripheral and central vision. Ptosis can affect one or both eyes; some people are born with it, but the condition can also appear later in life. Surgical correction involves shortening the eyelid muscle to strengthen and lift the eyelid.

An eyelid surgery called blepharoplasty can remove excess skin from the upper or lower lids, which helps improve peripheral vision and give your eyes a more youthful and defined appearance. As you age, the thin eyelid skin can stretch and sag, which gives you a tired appearance or causes undereye bags. The corrective procedure removes excess skin and fat and tightens the muscles and tissue.

If the lower lid turns outward (ectropion) or inward (entropion) due to age, trauma, eye disease, or infection, corrective surgery can restore normal function and alleviate discomfort. These conditions can make your eyes red, watery, irritated, and extra sensitive and increase the risk of infection.

Not everyone is a candidate for eyelid surgery; we don’t recommend the procedure for all patients. Eyelid surgery can often restore proper eyelid function and improve vision. Many of the surgeries can be performed with minimally invasive techniques and rapid healing. Potential risks and benefits are possible as with any surgical procedure.

Your eyes are too important to trust to just any ophthalmologist. Choose the award-winning team at Eye MDs of Inland for the most experienced and technologically advanced care in the area. Dr Shomer is a clinical instructor of Ophthalmology at the Doheny Eye Institute a board-certified ophthalmologist.

Reliable Eye Exams & Ophthalmologic Care

Our Eye MDs (ophthalmologist) focus on long-term eye health and work to improve or maintain your vision. Many problems do not appear until the later stages of life and require thorough care to resolve or manage them. We conduct comprehensive eye exams to monitor and detect the early signs of eye diseases.

Eye MDs of Inland addresses adult optometric and ophthalmologic concerns, including the following:

Trust Our Award-Winning Ophthalmology Practice

Choose our local experts at Eye MDs of Inland from Doheny Eye Institute, Keck School of Medicine at USC and Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA for eyelid surgery and advanced treatment of all eye conditions. 

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