The diseases of the anterior surface of the eye and eyelids are very often one of the problems that plague patients.
These diseases are often chronic, with remissions and exacerbations, and no absolute cure, despite repeated treatments.
One is important to discuss these problems with his doctor, as trial treatments, without previous examination and correct guidance, may lead to adverse effects or complications.
Other problems that can occur with eyelids are nodules, which should always be removed, and sent for biopsy to exclude malignancy.
Functional disorders of the eyelids as entropion, ectropion or ptosis should be reported and corrected quickly, as they may cause severe corneal problems by exposure.