Eyelids and eyelid malpositions
Complaint-free opening and closing of the eyelid: The problem with eyelid malpositions is disturbed wetting of the eye, which can lead to increased tearing, foreign body sensation or sensitivity to light.
Correct malpositions of the eyelids aesthetically and functionally
The eyelids have an important protective function for the eyeball. External stimuli (foreign bodies, glare) cause automatic eyelid closure as a reflex. A healthy shape and position of the eyelids allows the eyeball to be completely covered when the eyelids are closed. The regular blinking of the eyelids ensures an even distribution of tear fluid across the conjunctiva and cornea, thus preventing the eye from drying out.
Eyelid malpositions are manifold. The problem is always a disturbed wetting of the eye, which can lead to increased tearing, foreign body sensation or sensitivity to light.
Healthy eyelids protect the eye from external influences.
Visual field restrictions in case of malposition of the eyelids
Malpositions of the eyelids
Eyelid surgery for correction and tightening of the eyelids (blepharoplasty)
Upper eyelid lift allows normal visual field and a clear facial expression.
Age-related conditions such as entropion, ectropion, dermatochalasis, blepharochalasis, and ptosis can be treated surgically.
Lagophthalmos, on the other hand, is corrected with the help of adapted glasses, ointments and a night bandage.
Eyelid discomfort as a "disease
With aging, the skin of the eyelids also slackens, they become more or less wrinkled. Upper eyelid lifts are also considered aesthetic surgery.
Health insurance companies cover the costs only in selected cases - when eyelids cause problems that have disease value.
For example, the eyelids must be pressing on the cornea, and the field of vision must be severely limited, as evidenced by visual field measurement.
Eyelid correction and lifting (blepharoplasty)
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