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Droopy Eyelids | Dermatochalasis

Posted by Dr. J. R. Lacey, Therapeutic Optometrist

Jan 29, 2011 6:24:00 PM

Dermatochalasis

Causes Droopy Eyelids

Dermatochalasis is a disorder of the eyelids characterized by redundant, thin and flaccid eyelid skin and muscle.  Dermatochalasis and the resultant droopy eyelid is a result of the aging process and is much more common in elderly people although dermatochalasis does appear in younger people as well.  It is usually first noticed in the 40’s and then continues to worsen.  Dermatochalasis occurs with equal frequency in males and females and in all races.

 

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Topics: Dermatochalasis, Saggy Eyelid, Puffy Eyelid, Droopy Eyelids

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