Posted by: courtneygrapperhaus | August 21, 2015

The aging eye

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Image courtesy of Sohrab  Gollogly website at www.sohrabgolloglymd.com Image courtesy of Sohrab
Gollogly website at http://www.sohrabgolloglymd.com

Age is never a diagnosis. Although certain eye conditions may become more common with increasing age, you should not assume that they cannot be corrected. It can be confusing for a patient to know what part of the normal aging process is correctable and what is not. In this article we hope to clear up some of the most common symptoms of the aging eye.

Eyelid Changes

Collagen and elastin in the eyelids breaks down as we age. These substances keep our skin smooth and elastic. As these tissues begin to break down and gravity takes hold, a series of normal changes take place.

The lower eyelids may become lose and a loss of fat may cause the eyes to appear to “sink in”. The loosening of the lower eyelid may result in the eyelid turning outward (ectropion) or inward (entropion), resulting…

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