My eyes droop and slant downwards and I'm only 19. Do I need a lateral canthoplasty to fix it? (Photo)
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Congenital lower eyelid retraction (droopy lower eyelids)
A canthoplasty alone will not fix your issues.
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Lower Lid Retraction
Thanks for your question and photos. You are very astute in noticing that you do have a slight negative canthal tilt. This results in a mild amount of lower lid retraction, especially laterally. The question of whether or not you need it fixed is more difficult to answer. If you are having issues with exposure of the surface of your eye (dry eye) or irritation, that may be reason to repair this from a functional standpoint. Of course, this can also be repaired for cosmetic reasons.
I would recommend you seek an consultation with a skilled oculoplastic surgeon in your vicinity.
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