Eyelid Malpositions

Malposition is defined as an abnormal position. If you have an eyelid malposition, your eyelid has moved into an awkward position. It can turn inward or outward leading to eye discomfort, irritation, infection, excessive tearing, dry eye, light sensitivity and more.

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Causes of Eyelid Malpositions

Surgery for Correcting Inward or Outward Eyelid Positions

At Tidewater Eye Centers, our eyelid surgery doctors will assess the cause of your eyelid disorder and recommend the best course of action. Surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure under local anesthesia. A small part of the eyelid may be removed to tighten and reposition the eyelid. If the cause is from scar tissue, a skin graft may be necessary to allow the eyelid to rest properly on the eye. The small stitches used to close the incisions will dissolve within two weeks.

Expect mild bruising and swelling on the eye for approximately two weeks after surgery. Following your doctor’s post-op instructions will help minimize discomfort. Medications, antibiotic ointments and cold compresses will most likely be prescribed to help your eyes heal.

Contact Tidewater Eye Centers

If you are suffering from an abnormal eyelid position, contact our eyelid surgery doctors in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, or Portsmouth to schedule your free Cosmetic Consultation and find out what types of relief are available for your eyes.

The doctors at Tidewater Eye Centers have either authored or reviewed the content on this site.

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