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Eyelid surgery

Surgery of the eyelids and structures around the eye is called oculoplastic surgery.

It should be performed by a surgeon who is specifically trained in ophthalmology and plastics. The speciality includes repositioning eyelids that have become droopy or which are turning in or out.

It also includes the removal of lid abnormalities and subsequent reconstruction of the eyelid.

Cosmetic surgery of the eyelids also comes under this heading and is best performed by a surgeon trained in oculoplastic surgery and ophthalmology. Botulinum toxin therapy can be given either to prevent spasm of the eyelid or facial muscles or to rejuvenate the face for cosmetic reasons.

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