Drooping eyelids is a common condition among older individuals. It is caused by excess skin and/or reduced muscle tone. Depending on the severity of the condition, it may be purely cosmetic, or it may interfere with vision as the lid settles in front of the eye partially blocking the field of view.
Drooping eyelids can be corrected with an effective surgical procedure that produces excellent results for most patients. The surgery is performed in an outpatient setting using light sedation and a local anesthetic. Several days of minor swelling and discoloration around the eyes should be expected following the procedure.
If the condition affects vision and is deemed medially necessary, it may be covered by insurance.