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Question:
I'm interested in non-surgical treatment for upper lid retraction. Is this available?

Answer:
In general, upper eyelid retraction is treated with a short outpatient surgery performed under a local anesthetic during which the effect of the levator (or Mueller's) muscle is diminished. This can provide long term eyelid height improvement. It may be possible to place a small amount of filler into the eyelid to drop the lid as well. An experienced Eye M.D./oculoplastic surgeon can discuss this with you.

Answered by: Rona Silkiss, MD Dr. Rona Silkiss

Categories: Eye Conditions, Eye Surgery

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Answered: Aug 31, 2013

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