Eyelid surgery, otherwise known as blepharoplasty, is a surgery that is routinely performed here at EMG. “Droopy eyelids” or ptosis is a condition that occurs when the eyelid muscles start to deteriorate over time and the skin around the eyelids starts to sag, often times obstructing ones vision. Surgery can clear the peripheral vision and allow patients to see clearly again by removing excess skin on the eyelids and tightening up the eyelid muscles. Upper lid blepharoplasty can be considered medically necessary, as opposed to lower lid blepharoplasty, which is always considered cosmetic.
If it is determined that a patient is a candidate for blepharoplasty surgery, then a visual field test and 5 point photos will be taken by an ophthalmic technician. The information will be submitted to the patients insurance company to see if the surgery can be covered under the patients insurance policy. We allow up to 30 days for this determination to be made. If the insurance company approves the upper eyelid blepharoplasty, then the surgery will be covered according to the provisions of the patients insurance policy. If the insurance company denies the surgery as not medically necessary, the patient will be responsible for paying for the procedure out of pocket.
If your vision is being obstructed by droopy eyelids and you believe that you would be a good candidate for an upper lid blepharoplasty surgery, please call Eyecare Medical Group toll free at 1-888-374-2020 to schedule an exam.