Eyelid Disease

The eyelids perform a number of important functions to help look after your eyes. They are responsible for protecting the surface of the eyes against foreign materials such as pathogens, dust or other stimuli that could damage them. Additionally, every time you blink, your eyes are coated with fresh tears that moisten them and prevent them from drying out. This refreshing of the tear film also helps flush out any unwanted debris that might otherwise damage your eyes.

There are several conditions that can affect the eyelids which can lead to potential loss of sight and / or infection. These can include:

  • Lid malposition

    • Drooping lids
    • Lids that turn in or out
  • Lesions on or around the lids

    • Changes in colour