Eyelid retraction is a condition where the eyelid moves away from the pupil. This creates a round-eyed appearance and can cause redness, irritation, discomfort and tearing. A lower eyelid retraction can occur naturally with aging or from trauma or thyroid disease. Oculoplastic surgeon Dr. Scott will make every effort to restore the eyelid to its appropriate position by releasing scar tissue. He may also utilize an internal spacer graft to achieve the best final eyelid position.
Keep in mind that results vary according to the individual patient and the chosen procedure. At times, more than one procedure may be needed to achieve the best results. Dr. Scott will explain all surgical procedures as any procedure, no matter how minor or major, has risks.
For more information regarding eyelid retraction repair, please call us at 703-620-4300 or use our convenient Request an Appointment form. We welcome patients from Alexandria, Annandale, Arlington, Fairfax, McLean and neighboring communities.