If you have diabetes, one of the ways you'll need to take care of yourself is by having regular diabetic eye exams. These exams are intended to make sure you do not develop diabetic retinopathy or any other eye conditions, which you are at an increased risk of developing due to diabetes. Of course, diabetic eye exams also help ensure that if you do develop one of these conditions, it is diagnosed sooner, rather than later.
One of the most common procedures performed by eye doctors is an eyelid lift. This procedure, also known as a blepharoplasty, alters the appearance of your lower eyelids, upper eyelids, or both. The purpose of this surgery is to enhance the appearance around your eyes and improve your eyesight, which may be obscured by drooping eyelids.
Here are some things you should expect during eyelid surgery.
Before you undergo surgery, your surgeon will perform a few procedures.