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Don't Let Low Eyelids Decrease Your Quality of Life!


Don't Let Low Eyelids Decrease Your Quality of Life!

"Aging can bring about the loss of strength of the muscles in the eyelids"

Low eyelid is a serious health problem

Low eyelid is a serious health problem that reduces the quality of life of people. If we look at the society, it affects 5%. It is often seen in people of advanced age.

There are multiple factors that cause droopy eyelids. These factors are; aging is the weakening of the eyelid muscles. The process of drooping eyelids due to old age is as follows; It is the loss of strength in the muscles that lift the eyelids as a result of aging and the excess skin falling on the eyelashes and restricting the visual field. The weakened eyelid muscles cannot carry the eyelid. With the effect of gravity, the eyelids fall down.

In some people, a droopy eyelid that covers the visual field may be congenital. This may occur as a result of the underdevelopment of the eyelid muscles in the mother's womb. This disease is called ptosis.

It can be seen in one eye or in both eyes. When the droopy eyelid is not noticed, it can go down to the pupil. In these cases, it can cause serious vision loss.

Eyelid drooping is a disease that is usually noticed late. The brain tries to open the eyelid by noticing the disease before the person. The diagnosis can be made earlier in people who frequently do tasks such as reading books and writing in which the eye is used.

Treatment of droopy eyelids is possible with surgical methods.

The treatment of the droopy eyelid problem is through surgical methods. There are various methods that can be applied according to the needs of the people. Although operations are often performed under local anesthesia, they can be performed under general anesthesia. The incision is often planned in accordance with the eyelid lines by entering through the incisions made from the appropriate areas. On the 10th postoperative day, the sutures are removed and the treatment process ends.

Two methods are generally applied according to the droopy eyelid experienced by the person. The first of these methods can be done by removing the skin tissue and removing excess fat tissue or repairing muscle-related problems by using plication (compression) or suspension methods. If the eyebrows are low, eyebrow lifting can be added to these procedures. It is a permanent procedure and is preferred for people in the young – middle age group. In the process performed with micro-instruments, the eyebrows are lifted up with the suspension method.