Eyelid surgery can be medical or cosmetic, depending on your vision needs and personal wishes. At Ophthalmology Associates of Bay Ridge, skilled surgeon Brian Herschorn, MD, expertly performs eyelid surgery to address your individual needs. Call the Bay Ridge office in Brooklyn, New York, or use the online scheduling feature to book your appointment to discuss eyelid surgery now.
Oculoplastic surgery, also called eyelid surgery, is a group of procedures that corrects problems with the upper and lower eyelids.
The upper eyelids include the skin above your upper lashes, and the lower eyelids encompass the skin below your lower lash line, down to the start of your cheeks.
The upper and lower eyelids can lose elasticity and sag, leading to vision and eye health issues or cosmetic distress.
Some of the conditions that might require eyelid surgery include:
Blocked tear ducts might require tear duct surgery in the same general area as eyelid surgery.
Eyelid surgery takes several forms, including:
Dacryocystorhinostomy is another procedure performed in the same general area as eyelid surgery but isn’t itself eyelid surgery. This procedure opens up clogged tear ducts and helps improve tear drainage.
Some eyelid surgeries are medically necessary, which means insurance generally covers them.
You may qualify for medically-necessary eyelid surgery, like blepharoplasty or ptosis repair, if sagging skin is severe enough to disrupt your visual field. Tumor removal is generally considered medically necessary.
If you mainly want eyelid surgery to improve your appearance, it’s considered cosmetic eyelid surgery, and medical insurers don’t cover it.
Book your consultation online or call Ophthalmology Associates of Bay Ridge to learn more about eyelid surgery today.