Do I need eyelid surgery?

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

By: Betsy Hansen

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Do I need eyelid surgery?


Each year, many people choose to have eyelid surgery, not just because of cosmetic desires, but for medical purposes. Excessive, sagging skin can impair vision and quality of life. BayCare Clinic oculoplastic surgeon Mark Duffy, MD, PhD, performs many blepharoplasties (eyelid surgery) each year.


Blepharoplasty is the medical procedure where a surgeon removes excess skin or weight from the eyelid to elevate the upper eyelid or smooth out the lower eyelid.


Common issues blepharoplasty candidates have include:

  • Difficulty driving, especially at night
  • Reading small print
  • Inability to see well in dim light
  • Back or neck problems from angling one’s head to improve vision
  • Fatigue from continuously widening one’s eyes


Dr. Duffy describes eyelid surgery in more detail in the video below.


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