Your eyelids are crucial when it comes to the health of your eye. They help provide coverage for your eyes, and also help distribute moisture so your eyes stay hydrated. Your eyes also change as you age due to the effects of natural aging and certain lifestyle factors. This can lead not only to cosmetic issues with your eyes, but also vision problems. Below you will find more information about common eyelid problems.
Common Eyelid Problems
Swollen eyelids can be caused by a variety of issues, including pinkeye, stye, allergies, blepharitis, Graves’ disease, or even an injury. These issues will require treatment and a consultation with a medical professional. If you experience swollen eyelids, it is best to rinse your eyes out with cool water, and use a cold compress if necessary. You should also remove any contact lenses as those can further exacerbate any issue. If you experience eye pain, blurry vision, or feel like you have something in your eye you can’t get out for more than two days, seek medical attention.
The effects of natural aging can cause your upper eyelids to get baggy and droop over your eyes. The loose skin can impair your vision if it goes down far enough. Surgery can easily remedy the issue. It is merely excess skin and possibly some fat that needs to be removed.
A variety of issues can cause your eyes to itch, including blepharitis, allergies, or even certain skincare products. The issue may come from certain products. If so, you should stop using them and the issue should subside. You can often treat allergies with over-the-counter medication unless they are severe, in which case you should seek help from a medical professional.
If you experience eyelid twitching when tired, there likely proves no issue outside the need for more rest. However, if you have spasms or blink a lot, you may have a condition called blepharospasm. Stress and bright lights can cause this to happen. Most often, botulinum toxin (also referred to as “Botox”) injections will be administered, which can help relax your eye muscles. This will help you control your eyelids a little more and reduce the occurrence of unnecessary blinking.
Accidents happen and your eye can get the brunt of it. Depending on the type and severity of the injury to your eyelid, it’s important to get to a medical professional as soon as possible for treatment. Injury to the eye is an emergency issue that requires immediate attention due to the implications it may have on your vision.
Depending on your specific eyelid issue, your treatment will vary as discussed above. However, for issues such as drooping eyelids, blepharoplasty is a great option. Upper blepharoplasty in Beverly Hills, in conjunction with a levator resection can completely change the look of your upper eyelids. Upper blepharoplasty can help with drooping that impacts your vision and it is also cosmetic in the sense that it can take years off of your face. The levator resection surgery repairs the weakened muscle that caused your eyelids to droop in the first place.
If you have noticed that your eyelids are sagging and are considering treatment options, contact Taban MD. Dr. Mehryar Taban is a well-known cosmetic eyelid surgeon in Beverly Hills. He is skilled in a variety of procedures, including upper blepharoplasty. Dr. Taban is a trusted surgeon who takes great pride in providing his patients with the highest quality care. Contacts the best eyelid surgeon today for a consultation!