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What is a medical condition that requires a blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery)?

4 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Dermatochalasis: Droopy eyelids, dermatochalasis and or ptosis.
Dr. Mark Burke
Dr. Mark Burke commented
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Typically one would need documentation that the eyelids are impeding the patient's visual fields from an eye health professional to have this covered by insurance.
Dec 25, 2013
Dr. Henry Mentz
Cosmetic Surgery 37 years experience
Eyelid Surgery: If the eyelids are impairing vision, then a blepharoplasty would be the best way to correct this.
Dr. Gustavo Diaz
Facial Plastic Surgery 30 years experience
Very few.: There are very few medical conditions that would require a blepharoplasty. In all these conditions a test should be done to document the severity of vision due to the problem. If the severity of the condition affects significantly the vision, then insurance can cover the surgery. These conditions usually are droopy eyelids, dermatochalasis and or ptosis. Hope this helps
Dr. Joseph Mele
Plastic Surgery 32 years experience
Blocked Vision: Upper blepharoplasty removes excess skin from the upper eyelids, so if your vision is blocked by excess upper eyelid skin, upper blepharoplasty may be indicated. Lower blepharoplasty removes bags and tightens the lower eyelid. If you lower eyelid is pulled away from your eye like a hound dog's, lower blepharoplasty can help protect your eye.
Dr. Darryl Blinski
Plastic Surgery 46 years experience
Failed visual fields test preform by the eye doctor.
Feb 8, 2016

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