What causes dermatochalasis?
What causes dermatochalasis? Dermatochalasis is caused by a loss of elasticity in the tissue supporting the eyelid. The loss of elasticity leads to stretching of the skin around your eyelid. It can make it look like you have extra eyelid skin.
What causes blepharochalasis?
Causes of blepharochalasis These triggers include but are not limited to: Hormonal changes during puberty such as menstruation. Eyelid inflammation as a result of environmental factors (wind exposure, bug bites or allergies, etc.) or behavioral factors (crying, fatigue, emotional stress, etc.).
What is an Epiblepharon?
Epiblepharon is a condition in which the eyelid pretarsal muscle and skin ride above the eyelid margin to form a horizontal fold of tissue that causes the cilia to assume a vertical position. It can involve either the upper or lower eyelid, but is most commonly seen involving the lower eyelid.
What are the symptoms of dermatochalasis?
- Redundant upper eyelid skin that may be associated with herniation of orbital fat (steatoblepharon) through a weak septum.
- Obstruction of superior visual fields due to excess lid skin.
- Irritation of eyes.
- Ectropion of the lower eyelid.
- Entropion of the upper eyelid.
How do you treat dermatochalasis?
The standard treatment for dermatochalasis is blepharoplasty, which tightens eyelid muscles and tissue, and removes excess fat and skin. If dermatochalasis is not causing vision problems, surgery is usually unnecessary, unless it is requested for cosmetic reasons.
How do you get rid of blepharochalasis?
Treatment options: The only way to correct blepharochalasis is by having a surgery called blepharoplasty. It removes some of the drooping skin. If blepharochalasis is interfering with your vision, your health insurance company might pay for surgery.
How is blepharochalasis treated?
There is no established treatment protocol for blepharochalasis. Systemic or topical steroids, antihistamines and other anti-inflammatory agents have not been shown to play a role in acute attacks or in the overall disease course. Experimental treatments have been reported in the literature.
How common is Epiblepharon?
The prevalence of epiblepharon is about 10% in the paediatric population with predilection for the younger age groups. For some milder cases, the children are able to grow out of this condition as their facial structure matures. There is no gender difference in prevalence.
Is Epiblepharon congenital?
Epiblepharon is a relatively common congenital anomaly and has to be distinguished from entropion, a rare congenital condition. Both cause trichiasis and irritation of the globe. Early surgery prevents severe ocular complications.