Inferior Scleral Show + Dry Eyes? (photo)
- Asked by Francesco84
- 8 months ago
Hello, I'll try to keep it short. I'm 24 and have had dry eyes for many years. Eye doctors often tell me that I do not close my eyes at night (and occasionally, when I blink fast, during the day). Would you recommend surgery in eyes with this amount of lower scleral show? I've visited some Oculoplastics and most suggested a canthoplasty + Spacer in the lower eyelid. Thanks!
Dry eyes and scleral show
Performing a midface lift through a lower blepharoplasty incision would be a more cosmetic appearing result as spacers may lead to lumpiness. A proper exam would be able to see whether a midface lift with a canthopexy would be better alternative.
However, what is the cause of your dry eyes? lack of tear production or exposure dryness?
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