Eyelid Surgery in Knoxville, TN — How To Fix Eyelid Problems

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Your eyelids are an important part of your body that protects your eyes from debris and other damaging stimuli. Unfortunately, they can also develop problems of their own that may lead to further complications later on. With eyelid surgery in Knoxville, TN, you can prevent complications, restore your vision, and even achieve a younger look.

Dr. Andrew Anzeljc has the knowledge and skill to address your eyelid problems by restoring their function and helping you achieve a younger look. Common reasons for eyelid surgery include sagging upper eyelids due to muscle problems and thinning eyelids. Lower eyelids may require surgery medically if they begin to turn inward or outward. 

Eyelid Surgery in Knoxville, TN

At Baptist Eye Surgeons, we are proud to be home to one of the best oculoplastic surgeons in Knoxville, TN. Dr. Andrew Anzeljc joined us in 2018 specializing in oculoplastic, tear duct, and orbital surgery, making him an expert in the areas surrounding the eyeball itself. He balances this knowledge by focusing on the functional and cosmetic aspects of ophthalmology.

Eyelid surgery gives him an opportunity to put both aspects of cosmetic surgery into practice in Knoxville, Tennessee. This is because excessive tissue on the lower and upper eyelids can affect your vision as well as accelerate the aging process. As a plastic surgeon, Dr. Anzeljc can remove excess tissue to restore your vision and your youthful look.

To learn more about eyelid surgery in Knoxville, TN, along with more tips for protecting your eye health, watch Dr. Anzeljc’s interview with Dr. Bob below!


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When Do I Need Eyelid Surgery?

There are a number of reasons why you may require eyelid surgery in Knoxville, TN. Whether it’s due to excessive tissue weighing down your upper lids or bags under the eyes, our team of eye surgeons can address the problem with a simple surgical procedure.

Ptosis Repair

Ptosis is a condition in which one or both of your eyelids droops down over your eye. In severe cases, your eyelids can droop so low that they make it difficult to see, affecting your side (peripheral) or straight ahead (central) vision. Along with difficulty seeing, ptosis can affect you cosmetically by causing your face to look uneven or making you look overly tired.

Ptosis can be present at birth or develop later in life. Children may have to tilt their heads back to see clearly as well as have severely limited development of their sharp vision. This abnormality can reduce the ability to focus their eyes evenly and require glasses at a much earlier age than normal. In adults, ptosis can occur after eye surgery or with swelling and bruising of the eye.

A surgical procedure for ptosis will focus on strengthening the eye muscle by making it shorter. This will lift the sagging eyelid or lids, restoring your vision as well as making you look less tired and your face more even.

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Blepharoplasty in Knoxville

As you age, your eyelid skin becomes thinner and begins to stretch. While a natural part of getting older, sometimes this can result in excessive skin on your eyes. As with ptosis, this can cause your upper eyelids to sag and impede your vision. This process can also affect your lower eyelids resulting in those dreaded “bags” under your eyes. 

Fortunately, these problems can be solved with a blepharoplasty procedure. It helps define the area around your eyes and eyelid by clearing away excess skin and fat. Your Knoxville eye doctor accomplishes this by cutting along the fold of your eyelid and possibly removing any fatty deposits during the process. 

Ectropion and Entropion RepairOculoplastic surgeon Knoxville, TN

Ectropion is a condition that causes the lower eyelid to droop down and turn outward. This can happen for a number of reasons, including:

  • Aging
  • Skin diseases
  • Tumors
  • Trauma
  • Burns

Ectropion can also cause your eyes to become dry, watery, as well as sensitive to wind and light.

Entropion is similar to ectropion except the lower eyelids turn inward toward the eye. It can be caused by:

  • Aging
  • Infection
  • Scarring

Entropion can create further problems due to your eyelashes rubbing against your eye, resulting in redness, irritation, and watery eyes. It can lead to a cornea infection later on, so it’s important to seek treatment immediately. 

Treatment for ectropion and entropion is focused on restoring the lower eyelid to its correct position. This will help remove any uncomfortable symptoms that you may be experiencing as well as prevent complications later on.

Could you benefit from eyelid surgery in Knoxville, TN? Contact us today to schedule your appointment! 


At Baptist Eye Surgeons, Dr. Andrew Anzeljc works to restore your vision and confidence. There are a number of reasons you may require eyelid surgery in Knoxville, TN. For upper eyelids, issues such as sagging eyelids due to injury or age can reduce your vision and your confidence. It’s also possible for your eyelids to turn inward or outward, requiring surgery.

Baptist Eye Surgeons is an ophthalmological practice in Knoxville, TN, and Morristown, TN. Give us a call at 865-579-3920 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

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