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  • Loose and redundand skin on the eyelids, more pronounced on upper eyelids, age-related
    • CAVE: Dermatochalasis is not the same as Blepharochalasis: recurrent episodes of painless oedema of both upper eyelids, usually familial, mainly young people affected

Surgical Indication

  • binocular horizontal visual field < 140°
  • keratopathy due to cilium ptosis/trichiasis due to upper eyelid entropion


  • Upper eyelid blepharoplasty


  • EyeWiki Dermatochalasis
  • The Wills Eye Manual: Office and Emergency Room Diagnosis and Treatment of Eye Disease; Nika Bagheri MD, Brynn Wajda MD, et al; Lippincott Williams&Wilkins; 7th Edition (2016)
  • Kanski’s Clinical Ophthalmology: A Systematic Approach; Jack J. Kanski MD, Brad Bowling MD; Saunders Ltd.; 8th Edition (2015)