Can Blepharoplasty Improve My Vision?
In our last blog entry, we talked about the many benefits of cosmetic eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) and how it can beautifully renew signs of age and fatigue around the eyes. Now, we will discuss the advantages of functional blepharoplasty for patients who are experiencing obstructed vision due to excess skin affecting the upper eyelids.
The natural process of aging, environmental factors, genetics, and gravity can contribute to sagging skin and drooping eyelids. This can make it difficult to see objects clearly, particularly when it comes to peripheral vision. Upper eyelid surgery can be performed to remove the excess skin, which can significantly reduce the obstruction to your field of vision.
In addition to the practical advantages associated with functional blepharoplasty, this procedure is often considered a medical necessity. Therefore, many insurance companies offer coverage for this type of eyelid surgery. Our board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Jess Prischmann often asks patients considering functional eyelid surgery to undergo a visual field test to measure levels of peripheral obstruction. Once she has reviewed the results, a member of our team will talk with you about whether your insurance company is likely to cover the procedure or if you will need to request authorization from the carrier beforehand.
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Functional blepharoplasty has helped many patients improve their field of vision and enhance their day-to-day lives. If you have questions about this popular eyelid surgery procedure, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Prischmann, please contact us today.