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Eyelid repositioning surgery

Upper and lower eyelid retraction may be treated by lengthening the tendons of the eyelid retractor muscles. This is usually performed under local anaesthesia. This allows greater accuracy to be achieved with regard to the final height and contour of the upper eyelids. Nevertheless it may be very difficult to achieve symmetry and to avoid a residual flaring of the outer aspect of the upper eyelids. Complications of such surgery include an under or overcorrection of the degree of retraction requiring further surgery. Lower eyelid retraction may be treated by means of grafts taken from the cartilage of the ear or hard palate (roof of the mouth) usually under local anaesthesia.