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Loss of peripheral vision from droopy lids?
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Dr. John Hoffmann
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Sometimes
If the upper eyelid skin becomes very redundant and hangs over the lashes that can reduce the peripheral vision.
This can be detected in a visual field test. This is one of the common reasons that eyelid surgery -blepharoplasty- is performed.

In brief: Sometimes
If the upper eyelid skin becomes very redundant and hangs over the lashes that can reduce the peripheral vision.
This can be detected in a visual field test. This is one of the common reasons that eyelid surgery -blepharoplasty- is performed.
Dr. John Hoffmann
Dr. John Hoffmann
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Dr. Steven Harris
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Absolutely
Loss of peripheral vision can occur from brain problems or retina problems, as well, but skin can be a frequent culprit.
This can occur in several ways. The lid, itself, can droop due to weakened opening muscles (ptosis). The skin over the lid can hang down below the eyelashes due to excess lid skin or due to descent of the eyebrows over time, simulating excess lid skin. All can be fixed!

In brief: Absolutely
Loss of peripheral vision can occur from brain problems or retina problems, as well, but skin can be a frequent culprit.
This can occur in several ways. The lid, itself, can droop due to weakened opening muscles (ptosis). The skin over the lid can hang down below the eyelashes due to excess lid skin or due to descent of the eyebrows over time, simulating excess lid skin. All can be fixed!
Dr. Steven Harris
Dr. Steven Harris
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Can be fixed
Droopy lids fall over the eye and start to obstruct the superior peripheral field.
In more advanced cases they can actually obstruct the center and require painful tilting back of the head and neck to see. This is documented on a visual field and this information used to support insurance coverage of blepharoplasty which can fix this condition.

In brief: Can be fixed
Droopy lids fall over the eye and start to obstruct the superior peripheral field.
In more advanced cases they can actually obstruct the center and require painful tilting back of the head and neck to see. This is documented on a visual field and this information used to support insurance coverage of blepharoplasty which can fix this condition.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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