Droopy eyelids are the result of reduced muscle tone in the muscles that control the eyelids. If your upper eyelids droop low enough or the eyelid skin folds over the edge of the lid, your vision may be impaired. If your lower eyelids droop outward, away from the eye, they may no longer be able to protect your eye, and your eyes may become dry and irritated. If your eyelids turn inward, forcing the lashes onto the eye, this also may cause irritation and possible damage. Also, drooping eyelids can prevent tears from draining normally, so tears may run down your cheeks.
Dr. David Silbert, our board certified oculoplastic surgeon, will evaluate and recommend possible surgical intervention to alleviate droopy eyelids.