Mark A. Pinsky, M.D.
I would like to consider eyelid surgery but have been diagnosed as having dry eye. Does this mean that I would not be a candidate for this procedure?
No. It depends on whether you have symptoms related to your dry eyes. If you do, and you plan to have surgery on both your upper and lower eyelids, then it would be best to consider treating either the upper or lower lids first, then the other several months later. If you do not have symptoms, then a more conservative excision of skin could be performed and both your upper and lower eyelids could be operated on at the same time.