Can Severed Eyelid Muscles Be Reattached and Repaired?

Can a severed eyelid muscle from a car accident be reattached and repaired so it doesn't droop anymore?

Doctor Answers 8

Can Severed Eyelid Muscles Be Reattached and Repaired?

The short answer is yes.  You will need  full Oculoplastic examination to figure out the best technique for you.

Beverly Hills Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Severed Eyelid Muscles Can be Properly Repaired

Yes they can.  If you submit a photo, it will help as it all depends on the severity.

Dr. Ritacca

Daniel J. Ritacca, MD
Chicago Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Eyelid muscle repair after Injury

Hi nooc in Vancouver,

Yes, eyelid muscle may be repaired after injury.

The eye and eyelids have several muscles, and eye muscle repair is typically performed at the time of injury. However, given such factors as the extent of injury and potential scar tissue, repair may not restore the eyelid to the exact preinjury condition. As a result, revision eyelid procedures may be required. Only after a comprehensive evaluation by a plastic surgeon, oculoplastic surgeon, or similar specialist can he/she help determine appropriate options for you. Best of luck.

Dr. Chaboki

Houtan Chaboki, MD
Washington DC Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Eyelid repair

It can be possible to repair damaged eyelid muscles.  Seeking consultation with an oculoplastics surgeon will allow you to learn about available options for you.  Depending on the injury these can be repaired at the time of injury or if not, can have a delayed repair.  Methods of repair depend on the degree of injury and eyelid function.

Keshini Parbhu, MD
Orlando Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Can Severed Eyelid Muscles Be Reattached and Repaired?

Simple answer is YEA! but more medical info and an examination is in order to best explain the surgery options. Seek in person evaluation from a boarded PS in your area. From MIAMI Dr. Darryl j. Blinski

Darryl J. Blinski, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
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Yes there are

You should se a plastic surgeon who specializes in eyelid surgery or an oculoplastic surgeon.  There are a variety of techniques available to correct what is called traumatic ptosis.  Good luck.

Steven Schuster, MD, FACS
Boca Raton Plastic Surgeon
4.0 out of 5 stars 6 reviews

Severed eyelid muscle from accident

Ideally this should be done at the time of the accident but yes it can be repaired later by an oculoplastic surgeon (eyelid specialist).

Peter T. Truong, MD
Fresno Oculoplastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 38 reviews


Yes, there are procedures to repair the eye lid muscles.  You should seek a consultation with and oculoplastic surgeon in your area.  Good luck.

David Shafer, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 75 reviews

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