I believe I have significant lower scleral show. What can I do? (photos)
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I agree that you do have scleral show. There are several reasons for this, and treatment will depend on the underlying cause and anatomy.
I recommend that you consult with a board certified plastic or oculoplastic surgeon in your community. After a thorough history and exam they can recommend specific treatment options for your particular situation.
Lower lid scleral show
There are many variations of lower lid tightening procedure, they can all be performed under local anaesthetic. What you must realise is that is this is a familial trait, there is the possibility that you will look significantly different to the normal 'you'. Are you prepared for that?
Common lid tightening procedures (slings, canthoplasty, canthopexy etc.) are performed to restore eyes back to their natural (pre operated) shape.
If you do decide to go down this path, make sure you see a facial / oculoplastic surgeon who does a lot of eyelid surgery, is happy to show you their results and whom you have a gut feel trust for. They should also be board certifed in any discipline that covers your concern be that facial plastics, oculoplastics or general plastics.
Good luck with your search
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