Question: I have dry eyes from allergies. Will my dry eye problem prevent me from having eyelid surgery?
Answer: Blepharoplasty surgery involves removing skin and possibly fat from around the eyes. Because the eye is such an important sense organ, the procedure must be done with the greatest care. Chronic dry eyes could indicate a more serious problem. In cases such as this, it is best to be seen by an ophthalmologist with a special interest in dry eyes and after seeing you they may determine that blepharoplasty may not be the right procedure for you. In the case of chronic eye problems, it is always best to see a surgeon who specializes in ocular diseases such an ophthalmologist.