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Question:
Where can l get help for my 24-year-old daughter who has blepharochalasis which is affecting her daily life? The fluid is affecting her nose which is swelling and making her breathing difficult.

Answer:
Blepharochalasis is a condition of intermittent, severe eyelid swelling that can occur in young individuals without known cause. It would be wise to have your daughter be evaluated by an Eye M.D. to confirm the diagnosis. She may refer your daughter to an internist, allergist or ear, nose and throat doctor to look for a cause of the swelling and help treat the nasal symptoms. If the eyelid swelling has led to excessive bagginess of your daughters eyelids, a blepharoplasty or eyelid lift can be performed. Of course, this does not address the underlying problem which would still need evaluation.

Answered by: Rona Silkiss, MD Dr. Rona Silkiss

Categories: Eye Conditions, Eye Surgery

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