A 42-year-old member asked:
Can i use surgery to change where my eyes are?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Not really: Major repositioning of the eyes is nearly impossible. The eyes are set within the orbits or eye sockets, and repositioning would require major reconstructive orbital surgery. However cosmetic surgery of the eyelids and surrounding tissues can somewhat change the appearance of the position of the eyes. Orbital surgery, when indicated, say for graves' disease, can relieve proptosis or bulging.
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Last updated Apr 17, 2016
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