The problem of droopy eyelid affects almost 5 percent of the society. This ailment, which is more common in older ages, reduces the quality of life of people. The droopy eyelid can lead to visual impairment.
There may be more than one reason for droopy eyelid. These; It is the age progression and the weakness of the eyelid muscles. As the age progresses, the muscles that lift the eyelids and keep them open become weaker. Weakened muscles become heavier and fall with the effect of gravity. In some cases, this disease may be congenital. During the development process in the mother’s womb, the muscles that open the eyelid may be underdeveloped.
Sometimes the lowness is seen in one eye, and sometimes the same problem can be experienced in both eyes. In cases where sagging is not noticed or treated, it can go down to the pupil. Thus, the person’s vision is restricted.
Eyelid drooping is a late disease because the brain understands the situation and tries to lift the eyelid. It may cause the person to understand the disease later. People who read and write books often consult a doctor with a feeling of eye heaviness. The reason for this weight is the falling eyelid. Apart from the health problem, the person can give an unhealthy and tired appearance as the muscle tissue begins to fall.
Surgical treatment is possible for the dropped eyelid
Surgery is also the preferred method of drooping eyelid treatment. In the procedure performed under local anesthesia, excess tissues are removed with an elliptical incision in the imaginary line on the eyelid. Thanks to the incisions, the falling eyelid is lifted and the weakened muscles are strengthened. After the procedure, which takes about 45 minutes, the person is discharged and returns to his daily life. Symptoms of swelling and bruising can be seen and these symptoms are common. It passes spontaneously over time without the need for treatment. On the 7th day after the procedure, the treatment process, where stitches will be removed, is completed.
The procedure to be performed must be determined according to the person’s face and must be performed by a specialist physician. In addition, this process can be added to the eyebrow lift process, as it can be permanently raised by the incisions made from the scalp line;
Thread method: The prominent benefit of this method is that the healing process is quite short. The process starts from the hairline and the eyebrows are suspended by entering with micro devices. The process takes an average of 30 minutes and its permanent effect varies depending on whether the thread to be used is melting or non-melting. It is 2-5 years on average.
After the eyelid procedures, regular controls should be made for a certain period of time and exaggerated facial expressions should not be made for a period of time. The eye area is one of the most sensitive areas. For this reason, the specialist who will perform the procedure must be selected from the doctors who are experienced and knowledgeable in the field. Eye closure and similar complications may occur as a result of incorrect procedures.