Eyelid Disorders

Ptosis Entropion Ectropion Blepharospasm Chalazion New York NY

Eyelid disorders are considered medical conditions and therefore are covered by most health plans. Our practice specializes in eyelid disorder treatment in New York, NY

 

Eyelid Drooping (Ptosis)
Upper eyelid drooping, also known as ptosis, is a condition that may block the upper field of vision. The most common treatment for both acquired and congenital ptosis is surgery to restore normal field of vision and achieve symmetry with the opposite lid.

Turned In Eyelid (Entropion)
Entropion is a condition in which the eyelid is rolled in toward the eye. This causes the eyelid and lashes to rub against the eye, making it red, irritated, painful, and sensitive to light and wind. Lubricating drops and ointments for the eye are helpful on a temporary basis but surgery is usually required for correction.

Turned Out Eyelid (Ectropion)
Ectropion is a condition in which the eyelid is turned outward from the eye. This causes the eyelid surface to be exposed and prone to irritation. Lubricating drops may help prevent dryness of the cornea. Surgery is often required to treat the condition.

Eyelid Twitching (Blepharospasm)
Eyelid twitching or uncontrolled blinking of the eyelids is also known as blepharospasm and is a neurological movement disorder. Treatments include Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin and in some cases, surgery.

Eyelid Cyst (Chalazion)
An eyelid cyst, also known as chalazion, is caused by inflammation of a blocked meibomian gland and can reside on the upper lid or lower lid. Antibiotic eye drops, along with warm compresses, may help if used early when the condition first develops and often the chalazion will resolve. In some cases, surgery or steroid/5FU injecting is required if the chalazion persists.