Eyelid Freezes Can Treat a Variety of Conditions

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Eyelid freezes are used to treat many different medical conditions, including:

Dermatochalasis, commonly referred to as eye bags, is an age-related or hereditary connective tissue condition, but can also result from trauma or injury to the eyes.


Ptosis, in which the upper eyelid droops, is a common eye condition that affects one or both eyes, as well as children and adults alike. It may occur due to muscle issues within the levator muscle that lifts it – whether congenital at birth, age-related changes, or damage caused to nerves controlling it – though symptoms often first manifest later on in life.

Ptosis may seem harmless at first glance, but it can have serious repercussions for older individuals and can prevent normal vision from coming in through their pupils. Ptosis should always be assessed by an eye care provider in order to be evaluated as it may indicate neurological disorders;

Ptosis often results from age-related changes to the muscles that lift eyelids; over time, this levator muscle becomes weaker. Ptosis may also occur as a result of eye injuries or following specific types of surgeries.

Children born with congenital ptosis have an issue in their levator muscle that can be detected by parents when their upper eyelid creases do not line up evenly with each other. Children may try to compensate by tipping back their heads or raising their chins – leading them down an path toward neck problems over time.

Ptosis can be corrected quickly and effectively by tightening the levator muscle. This procedure takes only minutes in an office setting and can give patients a more youthful appearance as well as restore full field of vision. While it’s simple enough, it should only be performed by qualified physicians; otherwise it could lead to more serious eye and facial problems down the road – an ophthalmologist can perform a comprehensive exam in order to ascertain cause and severity of ptosis.


As people age, skin loses its elasticity and tissues supporting it become thinner, leading to eyelids to lose elasticity and become loose. This causes them to droop or “baggy”, while their edge (where eyelashes reside) approaches or crosses your pupil. This condition, known as dermatochalasis or “baggy eyes”, may interfere with vision as well as result in tired or sad appearances as the upper eyelid pulls on lower lid causing shadowing effects or hollowing effects under eyes; raising eyebrows as compensation can also cause headaches due to this eyelid drooping upper eyelid drooping upper eyelid drooping upper eyelid.

One symptom of dermatochalasis is the formation of an eyelid lump called a chalazion or hordeolum due to blockage of meibomian glands in the upper eyelid. At first it may start out painless before becoming red and sore over time if visual difficulties arise from it; use of warm compress four times daily for 10 minutes may help in treating the condition temporarily; however if persists surgery may need to be performed to drain it.

Excess eyelid skin often forms with age and can be corrected through a surgical procedure known as blepharoplasty. The procedure removes excess upper eyelid skin and may include herniated orbital fat removal – typically performed as outpatient surgery and typically covered by insurance policies if it interferes with peripheral or central vision; otherwise it would be considered cosmetic.

Plasma exeresis, an innovative new treatment option for dermatochalasis, involves applying heat energy directly onto the skin in order to tighten it. A recent clinical trial compared its efficacy against traditional blepharoplasty for mild to moderate dermatochalasis. They found that patients treated with plasma exeresis experienced significant decreases in eyelid laxity as measured by Facial Laxity Rating Scale and marginal crease distance compared with those who underwent traditional blepharoplasty compared with control group.


Trichiasis, commonly referred to as eyelash rub, occurs when eyelashes rub against the cornea and conjunctiva of the eyes, leading to scarring that decreases vision over time. If left untreated, trichiasis could worsen and even result in permanent blindness. Trichiasis can result from various conditions including:

Entropion, an eyelid condition in which eyelashes rub against the eyes, may also occur as a result of stye; an infected pus-filled bump caused by oil, secretions and debris from hair follicles becoming blocked and forming clots, usually as the result of bacteria like herpes simplex infection or viruses like shingles or chicken pox infection.

Trichiasis may also be caused by marginal entropion. This condition isn’t usually visible and only usually appears along the lower eyelid margin. Mild cicatricial changes cause this condition as the eyelid margin rolls inward, covering meibomian gland orifices with conjunctival epithelium; then eyelashes rub against cornea causing irritation or even abrasions.

Meibomian gland obstruction occurs if they become blocked with scar tissue or debris, as well as diseases affecting them such as blepharitis or trachoma.

If your eyelashes rub against your eyeball, this may irritate the cornea and sclera and cause itching or burning sensations that make your eye red or swollen; scarring can occur which reduces light transmission causing blurred vision and may hinder vision transmission altogether.

Eyelash trichiasis can often be treated easily. A doctor can remove the stye, drain away pus, and treat any inflammation with antibiotic drops or ointments. Surgery may also be an option.

Recent research conducted in Gambia demonstrated that eyelash trichiasis surgery can significantly decrease the risk of blindness from trachoma-related conditions, but requires a coordinated system with accessible care, community involvement and thorough training in order to be delivered successfully and deliver successful outcomes.

Eyelid Tumors

Tumors are abnormal growths of tissue that may be either benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). Any eyelid lump or swelling should be evaluated and treated immediately because it could threaten your eyesight. Every suspected tumor should undergo biopsies for accurate diagnosis; most eyelid tumors found are basal cell carcinoma which grows slowly over time without spreading outside its local location, although other cancerous tumors such as squamous cell carcinoma, sebaceous gland carcinoma and melanomas less frequently occurrences while more serious cases like melanomas have spread rapidly outside their initial location.

Benign lesions such as actinic keratosis, pterygium, dermatofibroma and fibrosis may resemble cancerous tumors and should be evaluated and removed for evaluation and treatment. A chalazion is a subcutaneous nodule in the eyelid caused by obstruction of the meibomian gland. At first red and tender like a stye but eventually becoming non-tender and draining without intervention – some forms can even cause Blepharitis which typically requires warm compresses and antibiotic ointment treatment.

Retinoblastoma is the most prevalent primary intraocular malignant tumor among children, typically found in the choroid, iris and ciliary body. Melanoma can also occur in these structures but tends to be less aggressive than its counterpart.

Rare tumors include epithelioid fibroma, granuloma and eosinophilic cyst. Actinic keratosis may refractory to conservative management and require surgical excision; most cases however can be managed with sun avoidance, topical agents and ocular steroid application. Congenital melannocytic nevi and acquired melannoma of the eyelid can also undergo malignant transformation and require surgery or radiation (ocular brachytherapy).

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