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Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid Surgery Sioux Falls, South Dakota


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Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure to remove excess eyelid skin that is impairing eyesight. The surgery involves the removal of excessive upper eyelid tissue. Blepharoplasty can be performed on both the upper and lower eyelids, depending on the nature and severity of the condition. Generally, the excess upper eyelid skin will hang down over the eyelashes and block your peripheral vision or the outer and upper parts of your field of vision.

Patients that have less severe excess skin above under the eyelids may opt to have the procedure performed for cosmetic reasons, especially if they want to remove the look of “bags” under their eyes.

The procedure is performed through external incisions along the creases of the upper eyelids or below the lashes of the lower eyelids. The incisions are made at the creases of the upper eyelids below the lashes, or on the inside surface of the lower lids. Swelling and bruising may be present for a week or two following surgery, but will disappear in the next several weeks.

Important NOTE: Some eyelid surgery in South Dakota may be covered by insurance depending on the situation. The only way to determine if eyelid surgery is truly a medical necessity is to visit our vision correction clinic in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. 


Common eyelid conditions like ptosis, or droopy lids are generally a result of aging. Ptosis can also be present at birth or it can develop as a result of aging or injury. The condition can affect the soft tissue and muscles that lift the eyelid, resulting in drooping of the lid.

Ptosis is generally treated through surgery. After a thorough examination, the doctors at Vance Thompson Vision will determine which method will help lift the eyelids from your line of site in order to optimize your vision. 

If you are interested in learning about the possible treatment options for your eyelids, please contact the staff at Vance Thompson Vision to schedule an appointment.


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The LASIK procedure is the right answer for most patients who are considering refractive surgery to improve their vision. However, in patients with higher degrees of nearsightedness or farsightedness, the cornea may be too thin to allow full refractive correction.

In these cases, surgical implants may be the best alternative. These special devices are placed in the eyes to improve their focusing ability.


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