What are the symptoms of dermatochalasis?

What are the symptoms of dermatochalasis?

Symptoms :

  • Redundant upper eyelid skin that may be associated with herniation of orbital fat (steatoblepharon) through a weak septum.
  • Obstruction of superior visual fields due to excess lid skin.
  • Irritation of eyes.
  • Blepharitis.
  • Ectropion of the lower eyelid.
  • Entropion of the upper eyelid.
  • Dermatitis.

What causes dermatochalasis?

The most common cause of dermatochalasis is the normal aging phenomenon, which is associated with a loss of elastic tissue and resultant eyelid skin and muscle redundancy. Other causes may include the following: Trauma can be associated with dermatochalasis.

What is dermatochalasis of the upper eyelids?

Dermatochalasis is when the excess skin of the upper eyelid hangs down, over the front edge of the eyelid. The excess tissue can sometimes obstruct the visual field, especially the superior visual field.

What does dermatochalasis mean in medical terms?

Dermatochalasis is a term used to describe the presence of loose and redundant eyelid skin. It is a common sign of periocular aging and is often seen in middle-aged and elderly people. Although more dramatically seen in the upper eyelids, dermatochalasis can also affect lower eyelids as well.

How do you get rid of dermatochalasis?

A permanent solution to Dermatochalasis is a procedure called blepharoplasty (commonly referred to as an “eye lift”). Over hundreds of thousands of patients undergo this procedure annually. Blepharoplasty removes the excess skin surrounding the eye before then attaching the remaining skin to healthy connective tissue.

What can you do for extra eyelid skin?

Blepharoplasty and non-surgical options. While there are a few types of eyelid surgery, the most common is blepharoplasty. Sometimes used as a cosmetic procedure, blepharoplasty involves the removal of excess skin, muscle, and fat. Blepharoplasty can also tighten or strengthen sagging muscles when applicable.

How is Dermatochalasis treated?

The standard treatment for dermatochalasis is blepharoplasty, which tightens eyelid muscles and tissue, and removes excess fat and skin. If dermatochalasis is not causing vision problems, surgery is usually unnecessary, unless it is requested for cosmetic reasons.

How do you fix Dermatochalasis?