Trauma to the face or eye can cause a laceration to the eyelid. The eyelid contains several important structures, one of which is the drainage system for tears.
A disruption to the eyelid can cause downstream effects, such as tearing. The eyelid is one of the most delicate structures of the face and one of it’s primary roles is to protect the eye.
Therefore, careful reconstruction of an eyelid laceration is required by one of our trained oculofacial plastic surgeons to ensure that the eyelid not only appears natural and symmetric, but also functions properly.