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Epiblepharon correction/repair surgery

It would be necessary to discuss with your eye surgeon prior to deciding on the necessity and timing of epiblepharon surgery for your child.

  • Epiblepharon correction surgery is usually performed by making a skin incision below the lower eyelid lash margin and an ellipse of skin and muscle is removed.
  • Internal sutures (stitches) are placed to rotate the lashes away from the eyeball surface.
  • External sutures are used to close the surgical incision, and these can be removed about 7 to 10 days later.

The surgery can be performed under light sedation for an adult but general anaesthesia will be required for a child.

Will there be a scar?

The incision is close to the lash line in the lower eyelid and usually heals well.

How long will it take to recover?

The recovery takes 2 to 3 weeks.