In this module, we will look at the eyelids in some depth. Beginning with the anatomy, we'll look closer at what structures make up the eyelids, giving them the strength to defend the eyes, but the flexibility to easily rotate up (or down) and out of the way. We'll then see how to examine the eyelids - what to look for, what details to pay attention to, and what tools we can use in the process. Our attention will then turn to diseases of the eyelids - ptosis, dermatochalasis, the various eyelid malpositions, and eyelid tumors, all of which can adversely impact normal vision.
The windows to the soul may get most of the attention, but the shutters are important too - and we'll see just how important they are. Let's get started.
Issue Date: 08/01/2020