There's always something we can do, but we can't make things perfect, depending on what the problem is. For example, if the person has a paralytic problem. If the muscle that closes the eye is paralyzed, you can't make the muscle come back. But there are things you can do to help the eye closure.

Skin cancer surgery is something we do a lot, but if it's completely . . . The eyelid is going to be involved, we can make it better where we can use grafts and flaps to make the eye close, but again it's not going to look exactly as yours before.

Eye Paralysis and Cancer: What Are the Limits of Facial Plastic Surgery?

Dr. Mehryar Taban explains the specific eye issues that cannot be fixed with surgery.