What is it?
Eyelid retraction surgery consists of placing the eyelid in the right position to protect the eyeball and achieve eyelid symmetry.
In which cases is it carried out?
- Eyelid malposition
- Tyroid orbitopathy
- A full ophthalmological examination and eyelid and periocular examinatio
- Photos are taken to assess the patient’s condition before and after treatment
During the surgical operation
- This treatment is carried out in the operating theatre of the out-patient’s unit
- This surgical procedure can be carried out by means of various techniques, depending on each patient’s case, his/her type of eyelid malposition, its degree and location. The most common are the following:
- The canthoplasty
- El mid-facelift (see the eyelid malposition leaflet: treatment)
- Skin graft
After the surgical operation
- The surgeon occludes the patient’s eye for 24 hours (however in some cases this occlusion may be extended to one week) and the patient must also take antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs
- Ice must be applied to the treated area during the first few weeks
- It is also important to have enough rest for the first few days and avoid picking up heavy objects and taking exercise