Harvard Health Letter

The popular fix for droopy eyes

Droopy upper and lower eyelids change a person’s appearance, and they can block peripheral vision. The fix is blepharoplasty, which is surgery that removes the drooping excess skin and fat around the eye. Recovery can take up to two weeks. One risk is dry eye syndrome. Doctors advise that patients have eye exams before and after surgery. The best surgeon for the job is someone who performs blepharoplasties frequently, such as every week.
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