Patients often wonder why they are losing their vision as they get older. There are many reasons for loss of vision in Denver patients with time. Some of the most common causes are cataract, glaucoma and macular degeneration. There are other diseases however that can lead to decreased vision. One of the most common is excess upper eyelid skin or dermatochalasis. This is when there is too much skin on the upper eyelids that blocks the vision of the eyes. As a result what the patient sees in their superior visual field (i.e. traffic lights, cupboards, tree branches) are missed. When this happen the patient may notice they are bumping into things, light is dimmer or even that they have trouble driving or watching TV.
The good news is that there is a procedure to fix this problem. It is called a blepharoplasty. In this procedure the excess upper eyelid skin is removed via surgery. The procedure is done as an outpatient, it is 30 minutes and the recovery is roughly 1-2 weeks. Blepharoplasty is one of the most common surgeries that is performed and can be very helpful for patients to improve their field of vision. Some patients suffer with this condition without realizing what the problem is or why they are bumping into things. Dr Thiagarajah performs upper eyelid surgery at his office in 1800 Emerson St in Denver Colorado. Colorado patients may be especially prone to this problem because of the intense UV rays which can cause skin elasticity and damage over time. Call our office at 303 468 8844 today for a consultation with an eyelid expert.