As we get older, the conjunctiva (thin outer coating of the eye) can start to sag and roll up along the lower eyelid. Occasionally, this redundant conjunctiva will block the tear duct system and the meibomian glands, causing increased tearing and/or dry eye disease. A conjunctivoplasty is a painless, in-office, non-surgical procedure to restore the eye’s normal anatomy and remove some of this excess and sagging conjunctiva.
After the eye is numbed, a handheld cautery device is carefully applied to targeted areas of the conjunctiva. The procedure takes about ten minutes to complete.