Conjunctival Chalasis Surgery

What is Conjunctival Chalasis?

The conjunctiva is a membrane that covers the front of the eye, sclera, and inside of the eyelids. It can lose its elasticity and no longer adhere to the sclera, which causes the conjunctiva to bunch up along the eyeline and cause irritation, excessive tearing, and chronic redness.

This condition is called conjunctival chalasis. If such symptoms don’t respond to medical therapies, conjunctival chalasis surgery may be an option, where the conjunctiva is either removed and replaced with graft tissue or it is reduced in size using a radiofrequency cautery unit. The result is relieved symptoms and overall comfort.

Schedule an exam with our team at Southwest Eyecare in Albuquerque, NM, and see if you may be a candidate for Conjunctival Chalasis surgery. Call (505) 346-0500 today!

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Southwest Eyecare
7110 Wyoming Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM
Phone: (505) 346-0500
Fax: (505) 346-0164

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