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Eyelid malposition

Eyelid malposition includes a variety of conditions that can have an impact on cosmesis and function of the eyelids and /or eyes.

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One of the most common is eyelid ptosis in which one of the eyelid muscles debilitates and is no longer able to keep the upper eyelid at an adequate height. Usually this is a result of aging, however, it can also occur after trauma or previous surgery and less frequently, one can be born with this condition. It can be treated surgically and it is often done at the same time as a blepharoplasty (removal of excess eyelid skin).


Another relatively common type of eyelid malposition is retraction, which is abnormal “pulling” of the eyelid upwards in the case of the upper eyelid and downwards in the lower eyelid. This can happen in the context of trauma, thyroid eye disease or previous surgery.

Entropion and ectropion are inwards and outwards rotation of the eyelid respectively. These can be a result of age, trauma, surgery or scarring.


Dr Nunez Marquez has experience in corrective surgery for the above conditions and performs these procedures under local anaesthesia.

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