Q&A: Will eyelid surgery help me see clearer?

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i am 65 years old and when i start reading something or driving down the street i find myself trying to hold up my eyelids just to see clearer. I wear glasses but that doesn't matter. I am on medicare with a aarp supp. and I wanted to have something done before I go crazy. Do you know if eyelid surgery will help and is this sort of thing covered under medicare?

- Joyce


William L. Reno III, M.D., FACS - LocateADoc.com

Hey Joyce,
Thank you for your question.  It sounds like you are have vision problems due to excess upper eyelid skin and would benefit from an upper eyelid lift.  This is typically covered by insurance.  Set up a time to see a board certified plastic surgeon to see what is best for you.

--William L. Reno III, M.D., FACS
Hattiesburg, MS

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