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Should you see eye doctor before considering blepharoplasty ?

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Dr. Stephen Weber
Facial Plastic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

If you have dry eyes or other pre-existing eye conditions then this would be wise.
If you have no underlying eye conditions and your plastic surgeon feels that you're a good candidate then it is typically not necessary to see your eye doctor. I hope this information is helpful. Stephen weber, M.D. Lone tree facial plastic surgeon.

In brief: Depends

If you have dry eyes or other pre-existing eye conditions then this would be wise.
If you have no underlying eye conditions and your plastic surgeon feels that you're a good candidate then it is typically not necessary to see your eye doctor. I hope this information is helpful. Stephen weber, M.D. Lone tree facial plastic surgeon.
Dr. Stephen Weber
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Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Maybe

If you have eye problems like dry eyes or glaucoma see your eye doctor to be cleared before blepharoplasty.

In brief: Maybe

If you have eye problems like dry eyes or glaucoma see your eye doctor to be cleared before blepharoplasty.
Dr. David Sherris
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Dr. Matheson Harris
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Oculoplastic surgeon

Oculoplastic surgeons are eye doctors (ophthalmologists) who do extra plastic surgery training after residency.
Find an asoprs trained surgeon who will have undergone rigorous training in eyelid and upper facial surgery. Many surgeons can do a blepharoplasty, but oculoplastic surgeons do more than anyone as the eyelids are their core specialty.

In brief: Oculoplastic surgeon

Oculoplastic surgeons are eye doctors (ophthalmologists) who do extra plastic surgery training after residency.
Find an asoprs trained surgeon who will have undergone rigorous training in eyelid and upper facial surgery. Many surgeons can do a blepharoplasty, but oculoplastic surgeons do more than anyone as the eyelids are their core specialty.
Dr. Matheson Harris
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Dr. Darab Hormozi
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Would be wise

Although blepharoplasty is a cosmetic procedure it can affect the function of the eyelids as to tear handeling and tear distribution on the eyeball.
In people with dry eye condition or weak orbicularis fuction, the surgery should be performed with caution, conservatvely and often with additional steps to prevent exposure and tearing problems. Your eye doctor can help in this evaluation.

In brief: Would be wise

Although blepharoplasty is a cosmetic procedure it can affect the function of the eyelids as to tear handeling and tear distribution on the eyeball.
In people with dry eye condition or weak orbicularis fuction, the surgery should be performed with caution, conservatvely and often with additional steps to prevent exposure and tearing problems. Your eye doctor can help in this evaluation.
Dr. Darab Hormozi
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