Surgery Can Help
- Allow the eye to fully close, resulting in proper eye function and hydration
- Protect the cornea from foreign objects as a result of the eyelid closing fully
- Return normal eye function including blinking and closure
How is the Surgery Performed?
Prior to the procedure, numbing drops are put into the eye, and a corneal shield is placed on the orbit. Once the eye is numb, Dr. Cole will insert a gold weight; a tiny weight that physically pulls the lid down into the closed position. He begins by making an incision at the upper lid crease, which exposes the anterior surface of the tarsal plate, and then secures the weight in position with the sutures.