How can I improve my loss of peripheral vision with eyelid surgery?

Eyelid surgery. Eyelid surgery can improve loss of peripheral vision by removing excess skin hanging over the lid blocking vision, or by elevating an eyelid that is sitting too low on the eye. To determine what your exact problem is you will need to see you ophthalmologist as well as a plastic or oculoplastic surgeon.
Exam first. You first need a complete eye exam with visual field testing. Depending on the results and a physical exam treat can be planned. Most likely a browlift if brow ptosis is the cause, or an upper lid blepharoplasty.

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I am contemplating having eyelid surgery due to impaired vision. Do I contact an opthamologist first? My upper peripheral vision is greatly diminished due to my drooping eyelids. I can actually see the bottom of my eyelids. If I have this surgery, I wo

Ideally . Ideally you want to a have a specialized ophthalmologist do this surgery known as an oculo plastic specialist. Read more...
In . In order to be covered by insurance, the drooping of your eyelids must decrease your field of vision significantly. This sounds like the case for you. Ptosis surgery or upper lid blepharoplastyis commonly performed by plastic surgeons but they are not prepared to deal with some of the potential complications that can affect the eye. If it was me, i would want an oculoplastic surgeon or an opthalmologist with significant experience to correct the drooping lids. Read more...
Your . Your condition is called "ptosis". If your ptosis inteferes with your vision, then it will be covered by insurance. I recommend seeking an oculo-plastic surgeon, they have training in ophthalmology as well as plastic surgery. If you can't find one, your ophthalmologist can refer you to one or may offer to perform the surgery. Good luck. Read more...