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The Most Common Eyelid Problems

eyelidYour eyelids do much more than just display eyeliner and eyeshadow. They are an important part of the anatomy of the face that protect your eyeballs, keep bacteria and other invaders out, and allow you to go to sleep in peace. But just like the rest of the body, the eyelids are susceptible to problems and infections. Below are the most common eyelid disorders you might experience. The good news is that many of them can be resolved without much hassle!

Swollen Eyelid

The formation of a cyst will cause your upper or lower eyelid to swell, and the swelling can range from barely noticeable to the size of a grape! Cysts themselves are hard to predict or prevent, so the best thing you can do is apply a wet, hot cloth on your eyelid a few times a day. If the cyst and swelling still persist after a month, it’s time to head to your eye doctor.

Droopy Eyelids

All eyes are created differently. Some people have big, expressive eyes and others are more squinty. However, droopy eyelids don’t just need to be accepted. There is often extra skin creating this condition that can be removed to help your eyelids perk up and allow you to look more awake, energized, and happy.

Eyelids that Roll In or Out

Ectropion and entropion are also common issues that usually occur due to age. The lower lid rolls in or out and causes problems like infection, dryness, redness, and discomfort. Using eyedrops can make this condition more comfortable, but ultimately a minor surgery is needed to correct the eyelid roll and regain full function of the eyelids.

Yellow Patches

Also known as plaques, these flat yellow patches can grow on the upper or lower eyelid. They are technically harmless in the sense that their presence won’t cause any problems, but the plaques usually indicate high cholesterol. Since high cholesterol can lead to a myriad of problems including stroke and heart attack, it’s best to take these patches as a sign of necessary diet and exercise change.

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