Floppy Eyelid Syndrome

  • Kathryn P. Winkler
  • Geoffrey J. GladstoneEmail author


Floppy eyelid syndrome (FES) is an eyelid malposition characterized by increased horizontal eyelid laxity. Patients most often present with complaints of mucus discharge and ocular irritation, which is worse and more frequent upon awakening. There is a papillary conjunctivitis, most prominent on the upper tarsal conjunctiva, and the upper eyelid is easily everted with upward traction on the lid.

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© Springer International Publishing AG 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Kresge Eye Institute, Wayne State University School of MedicineDetroitUSA
  2. 2.Consultants in Ophthalmic and Facial Plastic Surgery, PCSouthfieldUSA
  3. 3.Oakland University William Beaumont School of MedicineRoyal OakUSA
  4. 4.Oakland University William Beaumont School of MedicineRoyal OakUSA

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