Anti aging guide

Droopy Eyelids and Vision Disorders



How to deal with a droopy eyelids or a loosening of the skin around the eyelids due to aging

Age definitely makes us more prone to a variety of other vision disorders, which include glaucoma, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration. Dry-eye is a very common complaint among many elderly people because of the diminishing tear production, and there may also be a wrinkling and loosening of the skin around the eyelids due to loss of tone and decreased elasticity of the eyelid muscle. In addition, a loss of orbital fat often causes the eyes to sink deeper into the skull, limiting upward gaze.

If you have concerns about how your droopy eyelids may be affecting your vision, get it checked out by an eye doctor or plastic surgeon. Genetics may play a role in the appearance of loose skin around the eyes, but fortunately there are options for dealing with it.

Posted by Carol Hudgens - February 18, 2012 at 5:57 pm