Most people do not think much about their eyelids. Of all the parts of the body, you just expect your eyelids to do their job. Yet there are some instances when your eyelids could be telling you that something is wrong that needs to be treated. Here are some examples of what to look for and when to seek treatment.
Blepharospasm is a condition in which the eyelid spasms sporadically or frequently. The spasms could be a mere annoyance at first, but they can become painful and affect your vision. Involuntary spasms of the eyelid is not normal, and should always be checked out by a specialist. Treatment is available for this condition.
Eyelids and eyelashes can sometimes seem to change placement, either turning inward or turning outward. In either case, the eye does not receive the moisture it requires from tears. This can cause additional tearing and eventually vision loss. If you notice your eyelid turning out or inward, you should have it checked by a doctor. Both problems can be surgically corrected.
At times a tumor may develop on the eyelid. A tumor often looks like a mole on the eyelid or may be similar to a sty. However, it will not go away on its own, will pop up suddenly, and will continue to grow in many cases. If you have any unusual bumps on your eyelids, you should have them checked out by a doctor. Even if the eyelid tumor is not a sign of cancer, it should usually be removed.
If you have these or any other eyelid symptoms, contact our offices today for an appointment for an exam and consultation. We specialize in cosmetic and corrective eyelid surgery. Contact us today for more information.