Oculofacial Plastic Surgeon
Laura Phan, M.D.
Laura Phan, M.D.
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  • 15055 Los Gatos Blvd Suite 320, Los Gatos, CA 95032. (408) 502-5000 0

Laura Phan, M.D.

Eyelid laxity occurs over time as the tendon of the eyelid stretches. As the eyelid loses its tension, it moves away from the eye and not appose against the eye at the optimal position. This can lead to ectropion, entropion, and/or lid retraction and thus increase surface exposure to air, eye irritation, redness, blurry vision and tearing. Eyelid laxity can be repaired by a surgery to tighten the eyelid to the orbital rim through a small incision at the lateral canthus (outside corner of the eye).