Eyelid paralysis can occur on its own or in conjunction with generalized facial paralysis. It can be congenital (you are born with it) or acquired due to trauma, infection, tumors, or other causes. It’s a devastating disease as it causes functional problems and facial disfigurement. Eyelid surgery expert, Dr. Guy Massry, has been working on innovative treatment techniques for eyelid paralysis for many years.
Minimally Invasive Eyelid Paralysis Surgery
One of the procedures he uses to help patients with eyelid paralysis is the MIOS technique (Minimally Invasive Orbicularis-Sparing) to lift the lower lid and improve eyelid closure. He published a paper on this technique in 2014. You can read the full article here. The procedure allows reconstructing the eyelids without incising or damaging the muscles of the eyelid that have already been weakened by the primary disease process. It is scarless and there is generally no evidence of surgery.
The procedure allows reconstructing the eyelids without incising or damaging the muscles of the eyelid that have already been weakened by the primary disease process. It is a scarless procedure and there is generally no evidence of surgery.
This young woman was born with congenital eyelid paralysis. Her and her family have been devastated by this. Dr. Massry’s colleague, Dr. Babak Azizzadeh, who is a facial nerve expert, performed the reconstruction and smile reanimation surgery for her. She may have staged smile reanimation procedures in order to get her to the final outcome. In addition to the facial paralysis surgery performed by Dr. Azizzadeh, Dr. Massry performed his minimally invasive and scarless MIOS surgery to improve the function and aesthetics of her eyelid. Today her eye is healthy with great function.
“These kinds of surgeries are exceedingly rewarding as you bring back function and aesthetics to someone’s life and allow them to get back into society without feeling embarrassed. As you can see in the picture, the patient and her mother are very happy with the outcome!” -Dr. Massry
Learn More About Eyelid Paralysis Surgery
If you or a loved one has eyelid paralysis, contact Dr. Massry today to learn more about your treatment options. Dr. Massry has dedicated his career to making all eyelid procedures as minimally invasive as possible so that patients get the best results. Call us at 310.657.4302 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Massry.
You may also enjoy reading Dr. Massry’s blog entitled MIOS – A Life Changing Procedures For Patients With Eyelid Paralysis.