Eyelid Surgery (Oculoplastic)

Your eyes are your most important facial feature, and the first thing people notice about you. Rejuvenating eyelid surgery can make you look younger and more alert, so you can go on feeling good about yourself. Your eyelids also play an important role in the function of your eyes, so it’s important to keep them working properly, as well as looking good.

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There are a number of types of eyelid surgery and oculoplastic procedures:


If you suffer from sagging eyelids or excessive skin on your upper or lower eyelids, blepharoplasty can give you back a fresh, youthful appearance, as well as allowing you to see properly. Blepharoplasty can be done under local anaesthetic and mild sedation, and you’ll be able to go home the same day.

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Ptosis surgery

Drooping upper eyelids, or ptosis, can give the appearance of tiredness. It can also affect your vision, as well as causing eye discomfort. Ptosis surgery is quite straightforward though, and can be done under local anaesthetic. The results of ptosis surgery are a more alert, youthful appearance, and improved eye function.


Eye Institute specialists can administer Botox ® for the treatment of age and stress related facial lines and wrinkles. It can also treat involuntary eyelid twitches that interfere with your vision. This fast and efective treatment takes only a few minutes, doesn’t require anaesthesia, and the effects last about four months.


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Facial fillers

For deeper lines that Botox ® alone cannot treat, facial fillers are an ideal solution. A natural, injectable gel can smooth contours and plump up areas that have sunk inwards. This simple procedure is usually carried out with anaesthetic cream, and the effects last between six and 18 months.

Eyelid ectropion, eyelid entropion and misdirected eyelashes

Occasionally, eyelids can turn outward (ectropion), giving your eyes a red-rimmed appearance, or inward (entropion) causing your eyelashes to rub your eyes. Misdirected eyelashes can also grow the wrong way, irritating the eye. Our surgeons can correct these conditions easily, with straightforward procedures carried out under local anaesthetic.

Eyelid and facial skin tumours

Your eyelids are one of the most susceptible places on your face for benign, sun related lumps and skin cancers. But if detected early, we can remove tumours and restore good looks and function to your eyelids. Our oculoplastic surgeons have substantial experience in this type of surgery, so you know you’ll be in safe hands.

Watering eyes

If you suffer from watering eyes caused by poor tear drainage (rather than dry eyes), you may need surgery to correct the problem. Our oculoplastic surgeons will accurately diagnose your condition and recommend appropriate surgery. Procedures are usually performed under local anaesthetic, and you can go home the same day

Preventing the need for eyelid surgery

You can guard against many of the conditions that require eyelid surgery with regular use of sun protection. Skin tumours, wrinkles, blotchy skin and eyelid ectropion are all largely caused by long-term sun exposure. Protect yourself by:

Using sun-block or a UV-blocking moisturiser
Wearing sunglasses
Not smoking
Eating a balanced diet with lots of fresh vegetables
Drinking plenty of water
Getting adequate sleep

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The eyelid surgery specialists at Eye Institute are trained and experienced in oculoplastics, including blepharoplasty and ptosis surgery. As a dedicated eye surgery clinic, we strive to offer you the safest and most effective eyelid surgery, whether it’s a corrective or a cosmetic procedure.

Give your eyes a new lease of life, with oculoplastic surgery at Eye Institute's dedicated eye surgery clinic.

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