I am a successful contact lenses wearer. As my eyelids are drooping, my Optometrist suggested that I might benefit in the future by having surgery to avoid eyelashes turning inwards and causing discomfort. I am interested to know more about what is involved but in particular, approximate costs. I have private health insurance (Bupa)
Thank you
Dr Boon Ham
Dr Boon Ham
it sounds like the excessive lid skin is putting downward pressure resulting in in-turning lashes. inverting upper lids ie entropion is less common & thus I suspect all that needs is blepharoplasty ie removal of excessive upper lid skin. you do get some reimbursement back from medicare & private health fund but not much as its considered to be more"cosmesis" obviously someone needs to assess & determine the problem first & take it from there.

Dr. Jj Khong
Dr. Jj Khong
Hi, I would suggest that you see an oculoplastics surgeon. Ptosis of the eyelid is common with contact lens use. Excessive stretching of the skin of the eyelids is also a common cause. Both factors contribute towards sensation of heaviness of the eyelids and tiredness. In advanced cases patients lift their eyelids manually to get better view.
Each surgeon decides the appropriate gap payment as they see fits after assessment of what works are needed. You are welcome to visit my practice which specializes in this area if you are based in Melbourne.

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