Dr. Myron Lewyckyj is our Eyelid Surgery specialist, here is his approach to Eyelid Surgery.
Dr. Lewyckyj graduated from Northwestern Honors Medical Program at Northwestern University where he completed his Ophthalmology residency. Dr. Lewyckyj also teaches cataract surgical techniques at Northwestern University. He is a member of the American and Indiana Academies of Ophthalmology and is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. Besides comprehensive ophthalmology and cataract surgery, he specializes in eyelid surgery, corneal diseases, corneal transplantation, lid lift and LASIK vision correction.
Eyelid surgery or lid lifting procedures can take a variety of different forms. The most common is lifting of the lids to counteract ptosis (eyelid drooping) and dermatochalasis (excessive skin draping over the lids). This can be done for cosmetic improvement or sometimes for medical visual purposes when the eyelids are interfering with peripheral vision.
The lower eyelids can also sometimes require adjustment either for the purpose of improving appearance or because the lids are not in good apposition to the surface of the eye, which can cause irritation, dryness, watering and other similar problems. This would include conditions called entropion and ectropion. For more information on how each of our doctors treats these eyelid difficulties you can continue on to read a description of their approach.