A blepharoplasty is a procedure also known
as a tarsoplasty.
These terms may be used to refer to any operation to repair or reconstruct
A blepharoplasty may be an essential functional surgical
producure to repair damage e.g. due to trauma, or it may be carried out
for cosmetic reasons. It can involve rearrangement or adjustment of the
existing tissues of the eyelid, or may in some cases use tissue from other
sites. There are more specific terms used to describe a blepharoplasty
carried out in particular circumstances and/or done in particular ways
- "blepharoplasty" is therefore a general term for
reconstruction of an eyelid.
This section includes short definitions of clinical and surgical procedures
concerning the eyes and human visual system. For definitions of other
terms in this category, choose from the list to the left. Other related
pages include the diagram
of the eye, and definitions
of parts of the eye, a description
of the human retina, and the section about disorders
of the eye and visual system.