Lid Retraction

This targeted procedure rectifies issues of eyelids sitting too high or low, which can lead to discomfort and visual impairment. Our team is dedicated to restoring your eyelid’s natural positioning, enhancing your vision and eye aesthetics.

What is Lid Retraction Repair?

Lid Retraction Repair is a surgical procedure tailored to address the condition of lid retraction, where the upper eyelid sits too high, or the lower eyelid sits too low. This can lead to discomfort due to excessive exposure of the eye, potential changes in vision, and a noticeable change in aesthetic appearance. The primary goal of Lid Retraction Repair is to restore the eyelid to its natural position to protect and properly cover the eye.

The Procedure

This surgery is usually performed as an outpatient procedure under local anesthesia and IV sedation. Depending on the patient’s specific condition, the surgeon may employ various techniques to lower the position of an elevated upper eyelid or raise the position of a depressed lower eyelid. This is typically accomplished by adjusting the tension of the eyelid’s retracting mechanisms.


Lid Retraction Repair can significantly improve patient’s comfort by minimizing eye exposure, which in turn reduces dryness, irritation, and possible vision changes. Aesthetically, it can help restore a balanced, natural appearance of the eyes, which can enhance self-confidence.


Depending on the severity and cause of the lid retraction, some nonsurgical treatments may be recommended. These could include the use of lubricating eye drops or ointments, eye protectors during sleep, or even certain medications. However, these are typically temporary solutions and may not be suitable for all patients.

We urge patients to discuss any concerns with their surgeon, to ensure peace of mind prior to proceeding with surgery.

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