Over the years the eyelid tissue loses it elasticity. This drooping or sagging is called dermatochalasis. This age-related sagging can be mild to severe. Mild cases are typically just a cosmetic issue. In severe cases, the eyelids will actually droop enough to block part of a person’s vision. Insurance companies will not cover surgery for cosmetic problems but will cover surgery if it is medically necessary. Proper tests are performed to determine the extent of the problem and vision disruption from the dermatochalasis.
Surgical correction for the removal of this excess skin on the eyelid is called a blepharoplasty. During this procedure, Dr. Baker will make an incision in the fold of the eyelid, remove the excess skin, then reconstruct the fold of the eyelid. The procedure take about one hour for both eyes. There is minimal discomfort related to this procedure, however you will have some bruising or swelling which should disappear within a couple of weeks leaving you with improved vision and appearance.
At Baker Eye Institute in Conway, cataract surgery has benefited countless patients whose vision was fading, many who were nearly blind. Our experienced cataract surgeon, Dr. David Littleton Baker, can help reintroduce you to a world of clear vision. We are more than happy to answer any questions you may have about cataract surgery and the difference in IOLs.
If you live in the Conway or Little Rock, Arkansas region and would like further information about cataract surgery, schedule a vision consultation at Baker Eye Institute today. We pride ourselves on offering the latest advances in cataract surgery, including premium lens technology.
Providing excellence in eye care for over 18 years, Baker Eye Institute offers advanced treatment for medical and surgical diseases of the eye and eyelid. Dr. Baker helps restore the vision for patients throughout the state with an advanced no-stitch cataract surgery. You likely know someone who has already had the procedure done and is enjoying their renewed vision.
Schedule your eye care appointment with Baker Eye Institute by simply filling out our online form. For your convenience we have provided patient forms online so that you may print them and fill them out prior to your appointment.