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Eye Lid Exams

Routine eye exams in Shreveport are an important part of keeping your eyes healthy, but you should also have exams focused specifically on your eyelids. There are a number of conditions that can affect adults or children and even make it harder to see clearly. Learn more about eyelid exams available at Shreveport Eye Clinic

Eye Lid Exams in Shreveport, LA.

The Importance of Eyelid Exams

Several different kinds of eyelid conditions can occur. While some of these are mild and can be treated at home, other conditions require expert care from your Shreveport ophthalmologists. For example, some eyelid conditions can end up blocking or interfering with vision. Our Shreveport ophthalmologists check for eyelid problems in children and adults during exams, including the following:

  • Blepharitis: inflammation of the eyelid
  • Ectropion: lower eyelid turns outward, leading to dryness and irritation
  • Entropion: eyelid turns inward, leading to irritation
  • Ptosis: drooping of the upper eyelid, which can block or impair vision
  • Eyelid lesions: these abnormalities can be cancerous or noncancerous

Eyelid Treatment Options from Our Shreveport Eye Doctor

Our Shreveport eye doctor will thoroughly evaluate your eyelids during your exam. If you have any problems with your eyelid, our eye doctor will go over your treatment options. At Shreveport Eye Clinic, we offer several treatments for those with eyelid problems. Some of these include the following:

  • Eyelid reconstruction after cancer excision to restore a natural appearance
  • Ptosis repair to correct drooping
  • Eyelid retraction correction 
  • Blepharoplasty to correct eyelid abnormalities or deformities
  • Excessive tearing (IE dry eye allergies blocked tear duct) treatment to relieve this condition

Importance of Annual Shreveport Eye Exams for Eye Lid Problems

It is important to schedule annual Shreveport eye exams to check for eyelid problems. Having this exam done once a year helps catch potential problems early. It can also serve as a way for our ophthalmologist in Shreveport to monitor existing eyelid problems in case they require treatment. For example, our eye doctor might want to monitor a child with ptosis to ensure that this drooping is not interfering with vision. If the problem becomes worse or is not improving, our eye doctor might recommend treatment to correct it. 

Contact Our Ophthalmologists in Shreveport, LA 

If you or your children are due for an eyelid exam, please contact Shreveport Eye Clinic to set up an appointment. Our ophthalmologists in Shreveport, LA offer comprehensive exams to identify and treat eyelid problems. You can also see our eye doctors in Shreveport for other eye care services.

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