As part of the aging process, many of us will notice excess skin on the upper and lower eyelid. This common condition is called Dermatochalasis. Most observe this change in their physical eye over the age of 50 but it is often accelerated if you smoke or suffer from Thyroid and Congenital diseases. Some patients choose surgery for cosmetic reasons while others decide on surgery because the Dermatochalasis reduces their peripheral vision or they suffer from an aching brow. Make an appointment with an OSM ophthalmologist to learn how our specialists can correct this problem, improving your vision while making you look years younger.