Chicago Cornea Consultants Logo

Eyelid Surgery Performed by Eye Surgeon

For many of our patients in Chicago, laser eye surgery can be performed to correct impaired vision. However, for some of our patients, the cause of impaired vision is not a defect on the cornea, but rather, an excess of loose skin on the upper eyelid. As people age, this skin can begin to droop down and actually cover a portion of the eye. Not only does this have a cosmetic effect, making the eyes appear smaller and giving patients a constantly tired appearance; but it can also begin to affect a person’s peripheral vision. As the skin obstructs the eye, patients can begin to have trouble with up-close tasks such as reading, or they may have trouble making out objects at a far distance. The impairment caused by the skin on the eyelid is known as dermatochalasis or ptosis.

Blepharoplasty

Fortunately for our patients in Chicago, our eye surgeons can perform eyelid surgery to correct this problem. The surgery is known as blepharoplasty, and through this procedure, our eye surgeons can remove the excess, loose skin from the upper eyelid to give our patients back clear, unobstructed vision. This is actually a quick and safe surgery that gives our patients dramatic results. Not only will a patient’s vision be improved, but they will also receive aesthetic benefits. The area surrounding the eyes will look younger and more refreshed once the extra skin has been removed.

Cost

The cost of eyelid surgery will vary for each patient. On average, eyelid surgery will cost around $4,000. Our eye surgeons can give a more accurate cost estimate at your consultation appointment. One important thing to consider is that this surgery is not just a cosmetic procedure. If you are having blepharoplasty surgery in order to correct vision problems, our eye surgeons will conduct eye exams and perform tests to determine the extent of vision impairment that has resulted from loose, excess skin on the eyelid, and if there are other eye conditions causing vision problems. All of our findings will be properly documented. If there is significant vision impairment, it is very likely that the cost of surgery will be covered by your insurance carrier.

Risks

All of our eye surgeons are highly experienced. Under their skilled hands, it is very unlikely that you will experience any complications following your blepharoplasty surgery. However, it is always important to understand the risks of surgery. The most common risks of blepharoplasty surgery include infection, allergic reaction to anesthesia, an asymmetrical appearance of the eyes, or significant scarring.

Alternate Treatment

If you are looking for a purely cosmetic procedure, we do offer our patients in Chicago BOTOX® treatments. BOTOX® Cosmetic is an FDA-approved product that is injected beneath the surface of the skin to eliminate wrinkles and frown lines. Each treatment should last for aboutthree months. Ifyou respond wellto BOTOX® treatment, and do not experience any unusual side effects, treatment can be repeated as necessary.

Schedule an Appointment

Here at Chicago Cornea Consultants™, we strive to make our patients happy. Whether that requires performing corrective eye surgery or offering cosmetic treatment to enhance a patient’s appearance, we want to help. Schedule an appointment with one of our experienced eye surgeons to learn more about the treatments we offer.

LASIK eye surgery is a procedure that is designed to reduce your dependency on eyeglasses and contact lenses. Here at Chicago Cornea Consultants™, our LASIK surgeons and eye doctors use the latest in laser vision correction technology to ensure each patient receives optimal results.
Woman going for a run after LASIK
LASIK/
Laser Eye Surgery
As leaders in the field of ophthalmology, we were among the first in the area to offer the advanced Alcon LenSx laser platform for cataract surgery. This exciting new technology allows our skilled ophthalmologists to make incredibly precise modifications, enhancing the patient experience.
Elderly couple relaxing after Cataract Surgery
Advanced Cataract
Surgery
Traditionally, presbyopia, which happens to all of us as we age, has always meant glasses for clear reading vision. It's a condition not even correctable by laser vision correction. Luckily, there is an option. Refractive lens exchange allows patients a clear alternative to reading glasses and is capable of reducing or eliminating presbyopia by using an advanced multifocal intraocular lens.
Refractive Lens Exchange
refractive lens
exchange/phakic iol's
Keratoconus describes a cornea that weakens as collagen fibers deteriorate, causing the cornea to adapt a cone-like shape. Keratoconus can cause blurred vision, light sensitivity, glares, and decreased night vision. In its early stages, keratoconus may be treated with the use of prescription glasses or contact lenses. Keratoconus is also one of the most common reasons for corneal transplant, and one of the most successful. Call any of our offices and ask to speak to the Vision Correction Surgical Coordinator, or use the contact form below.
Closeup of the Cornea
cornea/
keratoconus
It's estimated that a million or more Americans have glaucoma and don't even know it. People with glaucoma often do not experience any symptoms until they begin losing their peripheral vision. One of the scariest things about glaucoma is that it usually has no symptoms in the early stages, earning glaucoma the name "silent thief of sight." Anyone can be at risk, so it's important to have your vision regularly examined.
Elderly couple smiling after Glaucoma treatment
glaucoma
At Chicago Cornea Consultants™, our doctors take great care in maintaining ocular health for our patients. However, a number of our patients voice concerns regarding soft lines and wrinkles around the eyes and other regions of the face. We have responded by introducing cosmetic procedures like BOTOX® Cosmetic through our Chicago practice.
Woman posing after BOTOX
botox®
cosmetic
Dry eye can result from a lack of sufficient production of your own natural tears, with an inability to provide adequate lubrication for your eyes. This can cause mild to severe discomfort including itching, stinging and burning. Dry eyes are a common concern in Chicago, and the experienced team of corneal specialists at Chicago Cornea Consultants™ have the latest advancements in technology to treat dry eye.
older woman smiling
Dry Eye
Contact lenses are medical devices which interact directly with the ocular surface of the eye. At Chicago Cornea Consultants™, we provide exceptional care to ensure that you obtain the best possible vision with contact lenses that fit appropriately and maximize health benefits.
Mature Man Having an Eye Exam
Contact
Lenses
(800) 8-CORNEA
Online Bill Pay Request an Appointment Cataract Self-Test LASIK Self-Test