The eyelids serve an important function in protecting the eyes from the environment, physical injury and infection. They are critical in keeping the eyes moist and lubricated, preventing dryness and irritation. Discomfort and eye disease can occur if the eyelids are injured, malformed or malpositioned, affecting the function as well as the aesthetics of the eyes. It is important to accurately and efficiently diagnose and correct eyelid disorders to prevent vision loss.

At Laser Refractive and Cosmetic Centers of Ohio Eye Alliance, we offer a range of sophisticated treatments for the treatment eyelid disorders, including medications, laser and blepharoplasty. Dr. Sanjeev Dewan has helped many patients in the greater Canton, Alliance, and Youngstown areas including Stark, Holmes, Mahoning, and Columbiana counties of Northeastern Ohio benefit from a range of procedures to improve and restore eye health.


Eyelid Disorders

Eyelid Ptosis is a medical condition where the eyelashes droop from improper functioning of the muscles in the upper lid. Ptosis leads to loss of vision from a blockage of the line of sight by droopy eyelids. In some cases, ptosis may cause other problems such as permanent loss of vision (amblyopia) in children, and astigmatism (irregular eye shape).

ptosis-before ptosis-after

Entropion and ectropion are common conditions in the aged where the lids turn in (entropion) towards the eye causing irritation, watering of the eye or scarring and loss of vision, pain, or out (ectropion) where the lids no longer are in contact with the eye so the tears cannot properly lubricate the eye surface, causing watering, pain and redness. Surgical treatment is usually needed

entropion ectropion

Floppy eyelid syndrome is a condition where the upper eyelid easily everts, leading to an unprotected eye that may become red and painful with watering and discharge for an unknown reason. The upper lids become loose and “floppy”. Patients with this condition are very uncomfortable and often have other associated conditions including keratoconus, chronic conjunctivitis, atrophy and obstructive sleep apnea.


Lid retraction which can affect both the lower and upper eyelids, is often seen in association with Grave’s disease. It can also occur from aging injury to the eyelids or as a congenital defect. Surgery for lid retraction may require graft tissue to lengthen the eyelid.

Growths on the lid skin which can be benign or malignant require prompt medical attention. Dr. Dewan has the experience and skill which is needed to properly diagnose and treat a number of different skin growths in the eyelids.

Blepharospasm and hemifacial spasm are conditions resulting from abnormalities in the nervous system so that a patient suffers from involuntary twitching of the eyelids. Blepharospasm is a bilateral condition whereas hemifacial spasm is one sided. These
conditions can be temporary, from recent injury or stress. When prolonged, there is severe lid twitching with inability to open the eyes, sometimes requiring forced lid opening in order to see. Occasionally, there is associated facial twitching in a condition called cervical dystonia. Blepharospasm and hemifacial spasm respond well to treatment with Botox Dr. Dewan has over 20 years’ experience in the treatment of Blepharospasm and Hemifacial Spasm with Botox.

To learn more about these and other eyelid conditions, contact us today to schedule an appointment.

During your visit, you may want to enquire about other services offered at Ohio Eye Alliance, including Botox and Juvederm for wrinkles, blepharoplasty for excess bags and skin, and LASIK for dispensing with glasses and contact lens. Regular eye exams are recommended to detect and monitor cataracts, a common and treatable cause of vision loss in adults in the greater Canton,
Alliance and Youngstown areas.