My eyes are constantly itchy and red from lifelong allergies. Could my extremely dry eyes exclude me as a candidate for blepharoplasty?
You absolutely would need an ophthalmologic consultation and an okay from an opthamologist before you could have a blepharoplasty. Blepharoplasty tends to cause problems with dry eyes post operatively and unless you are on the proper medication and have been evaluated properly, you could have an exacerbation of the dry eye problem.
Posted by Richard Galitz, MD, FACS