Floppy eyelid syndrome as an ocular condition associated with increased body mass index - classification, diagnostics and treatment Review article

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Paulina Szabelska
Wacław Ofman
Dominika Białas
Radosław Różycki
Joanna Gołębiewska


Floppy eyelid syndrome is a common ophthalmic condition characterized by a sagging eyelid, which causes its spontaneous wrinkling during sleep. It can be a result of local and systemic diseases. A characteristic group of patients who suffer from floppy eyelid syndrome are middle-aged men with an increased body mass index. Obesity in this group of patients is recognized as the strongest risk factor for the occurrence of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. The aim of the article is to review the diagnostic methods that are used in the case of floppy eyelid syndrome. The paper also discusses therapeutic methods including surgical techniques.


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Szabelska P, Ofman W, Białas D, Różycki R, Gołębiewska J. Floppy eyelid syndrome as an ocular condition associated with increased body mass index - classification, diagnostics and treatment. Ophthatherapy [Internet]. 2022Dec.31 [cited 2024May26];9(4):219-24. Available from: https://www.journalsmededu.pl/index.php/ophthatherapy/article/view/2171


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