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Dermatochalasis

Gomez, Jonel; Laquis, Stephen

Journal of the Dermatology Nurses' Association: September/October 2013 - Volume 5 - Issue 5 - p 273–274
doi: 10.1097/JDN.0b013e3182a52332
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ABSTRACT: Dermatochalasis refers to excess skin on the eyelids. As the thinnest skin in the body, the eyelid skin stretches over time just by the mere act of blinking. While dermatochalasis is a dermatological disorder, treatment is often surgical in nature and is accomplished by a procedure called a Blepharoplasty. While this procedure may be cosmetic in nature, it may be considered medically necessary if the skin hangs in such a way that the peripheral vision is affected.

Jonel Gomez, MSN, ARNP, FNP-BC, GNP-BC, Ophthalmic Facial Plastic Surgery Specialists, Fort Myers, FL.

Stephen Laquis, MD, Ophthalmic Facial Plastic Surgery Specialists, Fort Myers, FL.

The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Jonel Gomez, MSN, ARNP, FNP-BC, GNP-BC, Ophthalmic Facial Plastic Surgery Specialists, 7331 College Parkway, Suite 200, Fort Myers, FL 33907. E-mail: jonelgomez@comcast.net

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