Do The Eyelids Move Down In Orbital Decompression?

Q: Dr. Eppley, With this approach of the orbital decompression and 180 degree/inferior orbital box osteotomy, does the whole eye go down along with the upper/lower eyelids? Because I saw Dr Eppley mention before that the eyelids don’t move down with the eye if the orbital floor is lowered alone. Thanks!

A:That is correct, the eyelids do not move down with orbital decompression.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon