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Blepharitis

Blepharitis is the medical term for inflammation of the margins of the eye lids. It usually affects both eyes.


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Lower blepharoplasty

A lower eyelid blepharoplasty can improve the fat prolapse and the loose folds of skin that can cause eye bags and a tired looking appearance. The aim is a refreshed, younger looking appearance.


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Ptosis repair

Eyelid ptosis is a drooping of the upper eyelid. It is usually caused by detachment or weakness of the muscle which raises the eyelid (levator muscle). A droopy lid may block your vision and you may need to use your forehead muscles to try to lift your eyelids.


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Entropion

Entropion is rolling in of the eyelid toward the eye. This often causes irritation as the eye lashes can scratch the front of the eye. You may also experience a red eye, sticky discharge or watering.


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Ectropion

Ectropion is a condition where the eyelid turns away from the eye. Ectropion is usually due to the eye lid becoming slack which can happen as people get older.


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Chalazion

A chalazion is caused by a blocked meibomian gland. This causes an inflammatory lump (lesion), this is not an infection. Occasionally it can become secondarily infected.


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Upper blepharoplasty

An upper lid blepharoplasty removes the loose folds of skin from the upper lid, sometimes fat is also removed. There will be some skin folds remaining to ensure that you can close your eyelids. If your skin has a crepe appearance this cannot be resolved with a blepharoplasty.


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Eyelid skin cancer (basal cell carcinoma)

This is the most common type of skin cancer and it is estimated that over 50,000 people in England and Wales are diagnosed with this every year. The appearance of a BCC varies from just a small nodule to a much larger ulcerated area if left untreated for a long period of time.


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