WHAT IS BLEPHAROPLASTY?
If excess, hanging skin on your upper or lower eyelid is obstructing your vision and reducing your overall field of sight, the board-certified ophthalmologists at The Eye Center of Central PA can address your issue and improve your sight by performing blepharoplasty. Also called eyelid surgery (or an eyelid lift in cosmetic contexts), this procedure works by removing sagging skin on the upper or lower eyelid and lifting the remaining tissue to produce a more youthful appearance and improve your range of vision. Our office often offers this surgery as a solution for some eye conditions, including blepharochalasis and dermatochalasis, which may lead the skin near the eyes to sag or bulge. Blepharoplasty can dramatically improve both your field of vision and overall appearance since the extra skin getting in the way of your eyes will be removed. To learn more about the many benefits of eyelid surgery, contact one of our offices throughout Central PA and schedule your consultation.
"Came here for my eye and contact lens exam and my 5 yo son’s first eye exam. Dr Bonner was fantastic and so were all of the staff. My son actually had fun and didn’t worry a bit. I’m one of “those” that hates anyone messing around near my eyes and he was so great, I really wasn’t uncomfortable. Had to bring my glasses back, after my 2 yo tried to clean them for me and bent them into the strangest shape. The technician had no problem fixing what I was sure was unfixable. It’s been 2 months and they’re still holding strong. Only thing that stinks about this location is there minimal hours."- T.R. / Google / Oct 05, 2019
"Having cataracts in both of my eyes had affected my vision over time so much that it was hard to do anything in my daily life. It was also getting very bad driving at night from all the bright lights affecting my vision even more going to and from work. A friend had recommended this eye center so we called and made an appointment and met with Dr. Hartzell. He explained what was going on with my eyes and we began preparations for my surgery. The entire staff was very helpful through the whole process and made things go smoothly. Both surgeries went very well and my sight had improved so much just after 24 hours and kept getting better! Thank you to the great staff for being so helpful and special thanks to Dr. Hartzell for removing my clouded vision and bringing back the wonderful colors and sight back into my life! I can now see very clearly with no issues!Thank you,Iba C."- I.C. / Google / Apr 05, 2019
"When I came to the Eye Center of Central PA in 2016, it was a scary situation. I am a graphic artist by trade, so I need my eyes to earn a living. Both of my eyes were failing due to very aggressive cataracts... My vision turned so poor, so quickly that I could no longer drive, read a magazine or use a computer! Even something as simple as watching TV had become nearly impossible. My entire world was a blur, like looking through Saran Wrap. Dr. Hartzell and his entire staff were very assuring, comforting and confident their procedures would help me. Every step of the way they were efficient, organized and completely professional. Their cheerful demeanor before and during my surgeries, and at every follow-up appointment since, has proven I made the right choice for my eye care.The results? For the first time in 50 years, I no longer need glasses! Waking up each day with nearly perfect vision (20/25) is a true blessing in every way. My wife and I thank Dr. Hartzell, his nurses and staff for all their compassionate assistance and care. — James & Lori Wittlich"- J.W. / Google / Feb 05, 2018
"An excellent ophthalmologist! I went to Dr Ou for what I thought was macular degeneration but turned out to actually be a hole in the macula in my right eye. After examining my eyes and taking pictures of the retinas in both eyes, Dr Ou described my condition very clearly and answered my questions very knowledgeably. He is very personable and I would highly recommend him to family, friends and anyone looking for a good ophthalmologist."- T.M. / Healthgrades / Sep 22, 2017
"Having cataracts in both of my eyes had affected my vision over time so much that it was hard to do anything in my daily life. It was also getting very bad driving at night from all the bright lights affecting my vision even more going to and from work. A friend had recommended this eye center so we called and made an appointment and met with Dr. Hartzell. He explained what was going on with my eyes and we began preparations for my surgery. The entire staff was very helpful through the whole process and made things go smoothly. Both surgeries went very well and my sight had improved so much just after 24 hours and kept getting better! Thank you to the great staff for being so helpful and special thanks to Dr. Hartzell for removing my clouded vision and bringing back the wonderful colors and sight back into my life! I can now see very clearly with no issues! Thank you, Iba C."- I.C. / Google / Mar 28, 2019
WHO SHOULD GET BLEPHAROPLASTY?
Blepharoplasty is often performed for both men and women who have excess skin either on the upper eyelid, under the eye, or around both lids. When this sagging skin begins to obscure vision and negatively impact your sight, our ophthalmologists may recommend an eyelid surgery to remove this sagging tissue, improving your field of vision and creating a younger-looking appearance. This treatment may also treat under-eye bags and correct certain functional problems that may keep individuals from enjoying their best life. To determine if you could be a candidate for this life-changing procedure, get in touch with one of our offices throughout Central PA and schedule your consultation.
HOW IS EYELID SURGERY DONE?
The Eye Center of Central PA conducts all of our surgeries, including oculoplastic surgery, such as blepharoplasty, at our Allenwood surgical facility, which holds accreditation with the AAAHC (Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care). The anesthesia chosen will depend on the nature of your surgery and will be administered by our on-site, board-certified anesthesiologist. Eyelid surgery can be performed for the top eyelid, the bottom, or both. Whichever technique is chosen, excess skin will be delicately removed via a discreet incision. The remaining tissue is then lifted to produce a smoother, more natural appearance. Individuals often notice an immediate improvement both with their vision and overall appearance. The majority of our patients enjoy the added benefit of acquiring a more youthful appearance. We also perform levator resection for some instances of ptosis repair.
After your treatment, you will be released to recover at home. During this time, you can use cold compresses to ease any post-op pain or discomfort and decrease swelling and bruising. Blepharoplasty produces long-lasting results; however, your outcomes will not be permanent because the natural aging process will continue, even though you had surgery. Before you leave our surgical center, a member of our team will schedule your future check-in appointments and provide you with detailed aftercare instructions. You should make sure to follow these tips carefully to ensure proper healing and minimize your risk of developing an infection.
SMOOTHER, YOUNGER-LOOKING LIDS
If you're one of the many people who experience vision difficulties because of excess hanging skin that obscures your sight and makes you appear older than you are, you may qualify to receive an eyelid lift. Call The Eye Center of Central PA to speak to a member of our team, and find out if this procedure could be ideal for you and your needs. Our skilled team of ophthalmologists looks forward to meeting with you and helping you achieve better vision.