Various Eyelid Surgeries to Suit Your Needs

Our practice focuses on many different eyelid surgeries, depending on your needs. From Blepharoplasty and Entropion to Ectropion and Ptosis Repair—we treat it all!


Ptosis is the term used for a drooping upper eyelid. The upper eyelid is lifted by a muscle called the levator muscle. When the muscle cannot lift the eyelid or lifts it only partially, the person is said to have a ptosis. There are two types of ptosis, acquired and congenital. Acquired ptosis is more common. Congenital ptosis is present at birth. Both congenital and acquired ptosis can be, but are not necessarily, hereditary. Symptoms can include but are not limited to:

  • Drooping of one or both eyelids
  • Increased tearing
  • If ptosis is severe, interference with vision


Blepharitis is an inflammation of the eyelids that involves the edges of the eyelids and eyelash hair follicles. Blepharitis is a common and sometimes long-lasting condition that usually affects adults but also can occur in children. People with skin conditions such as rosacea, seborrhea, oily skin, dandruff or dry eyes are more likely to get this condition. Symptoms include but are not limited to:

  • Mucus at the corner of the eyes when you wake up
  • A feeling that something is in your eye when you blink
  • Red and swollen eyes
  • Missing lashes or lashes that turn inward
  • Excessive tears


Entropian is a condition in which the lower eyelid turns inward, rubbing against the eye. When the eyelid turns inward, the eyelashes and skin rub against the eye, making it red, irritated and sensitive to light and wind. The excess skin in the upper eyelids can be removed surgically to improve the field of vision and other symptoms. Removal of the excess skin in either the upper or lower eyelids may improve appearance. Symptoms can include:

  • Sagging skin around the eyes
  • Redness and pain of the eye
  • Sensitivity to light and wind


Ectropian is a condition in which stretching of the lower eyelid with age allows the eyelid to droop downward and turn outward. Over time, many people develop excess eyelid skin. This stretched skin may limit the field of vision, and produce a tired appearance. In the lower eyelid, “bags” form. The excess skin in the upper eyelids can be removed surgically to improve the field of vision and other symptoms. Symptoms may include:

  • Sagging skin around the eyes
  • Dryness or redness
  • Excessive tearing
  • Sensitivity to light and wind


At Physician Eye Care Associates, Dr. Sherman makes it a point to make post operative recovery as comfortable as possible for our patients. The advanced surgical techniques we use for eyelid surgery are less invasive and have faster healing times. Most surgeries take 30-45 minutes and recovery lasts about a week. You can expect to see some bruising and swelling for a few days after surgery but this can be controlled easily with over the counter medications and icing. While the surgery is minimally invasive we do require you to arrange to have someone drive you to and from your surgery. Once you have a surgery date set we will schedule an appointment to go over all preoperative and postoperative instructions.

Before & After Photos

Making Your Payments Affordable and Easy

To assist our clients, we offer CareCredit as our financing program. CareCredit is a personal line of credit for healthcare treatments and procedures. It works like a credit card but it has two advantages: simply pay your minimum monthly payment and pay off the entire balance by the end of your promotional period and you pay zero interest!