What is floppy eyelid syndrome repair?

Floppy eyelid syndrome repair is a surgical procedure designed to correct a condition characterized by lax and easily everted upper eyelids. This syndrome is often associated with sleep-related issues, such as chronic eye irritation, redness, and excessive tearing upon waking. This repair procedure offers patients relief from the bothersome symptoms associated with the condition, improving both their quality of sleep and overall eye health.


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Am I a candidate?

Candidates for floppy eyelid syndrome repair are individuals who experience the characteristic symptoms of the condition, including chronic eye irritation, redness, tearing, and discomfort upon waking. Suitable candidates are those who have failed conservative treatments, such as eyelid hygiene measures or the use of lubricating eye drops, and who continue to experience significant discomfort and impairment in their daily lives. By addressing the underlying eyelid laxity and instability, repair surgery offers potential relief and improved eye health for eligible candidates, restoring their comfort and well-being.

What can I expect during floppy eyelid syndrome repair?

During the repair, you can expect a personalized and comprehensive approach to address your specific needs. The procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia on an outpatient basis. Dr. Warner will make small incisions in the affected eyelids to access the underlying tissues. Various techniques may be employed, including eyelid tightening, repositioning, or the use of sutures or grafts to enhance stability and correct the laxity. The goal is to restore proper eyelid function and alignment.

What can I expect after the procedure?

You may experience mild discomfort, swelling, and bruising in the treated area, which can be managed with prescribed pain medication and cold compresses. Eye drops or ointments may also be recommended to promote healing and reduce dryness. Recovery time varies, but most patients can resume their regular activities within a few days to a week. Follow-up appointments will be scheduled to monitor the healing process and ensure optimal results. You can expect improved eyelid stability, alleviation of symptoms, and an enhanced quality of life following the procedure.

Schedule a floppy eyelid syndrome repair consultation in Orlando

Schedule a consultation with an experienced oculoplastic surgeon in Orlando to get the best care. Dr. Warner’s goal is to enhance the stability of your eyelids, improve eyelid closure during sleep, and alleviate your associated symptoms. Call 407-863-8700 or fill out the form below to get started.

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A Consultation

At Florida Eyelid and Cosmetic Surgery in Orlando, Dr. Warner provides the best in oculoplastic and cosmetic care. It all starts with a consultation, where Dr. Warner can assess your goals and answer any questions that you have. Please fill out the form below or give us a call at (407) 863-8700 to get started.