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I have had chronic periorbital edema, especially in the upper

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I have had chronic periorbital edema, especially in the upper eyelid region. Is there a cure or treatment for this?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 5 years ago.
Hi. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.

The reason that there are so many creams out there to address your issue is, as you might have already learned, they really don't work :(

The most common cause for the edema you are experiencing around your eyes is a breakdown of the orbital septum and natural changes of the skin in the eyelids over time.

The only proven cure or treatment for this issue is a surgery called blepharoplasty. This can be covered by insurance as long as your surgeon does a few other tests, one of which is a visual field, showing that the tissues are blocking your vision. Otherwise the surgery would have to be paid out of your pocket.

Here is a very good article on this treatment:

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