Eyelid Conditions


Eyelid health is an essential component of overall eye health, vision, and general comfort. At Triangle Eye Institute, board-certified ophthalmologist Dr. Steven Yaplee is dedicated to providing comprehensive services, including the diagnosis and treatment of common eyelid conditions. Some of the most common eyelid conditions in Bakersfield, CA patients include blepharitis, ptosis, ectropion, and entropion. If you are suffering from an eyelid condition, please schedule a visit with Dr. Yaplee to learn about your treatment options and find the relief you need.

  • Blepharitis is an inflammation of the eyelids, particularly the base of the eyelashes, and is generally caused by bacteria or clogged oil glands.
  • Ptosis is a condition that causes drooping of the eyelid and may result from underdeveloped muscles or muscle weakness.
  • Ectropion is a condition in which the eyelid is in an outward position, exposing its inner surface. Affecting mostly the lower eyelid, it may be caused by facial injury or Bell’s palsy.
  • Entropion is a condition in which the eyelid (typically the lower) tilts inward, causing the lashes to rub against the eye. It can be present at birth or the result of an eye injury


While these common eyelid conditions are generally not life-threatening concerns, they often can be bothersome and interfere with your quality of life. Dr. Yaplee and his team use the latest in advanced techniques to diagnose and treat blepharitis, ectropion, entropion, ptosis, and other common and rare eyelid issues. In some cases, eyelid conditions are treated with artificial tears and ointments. In more severe conditions, oculoplastic or other types of surgical treatment may be necessary. Dr. Yaplee routinely performs blepharoplasty, or an eyelid lift, to enhance the cosmetic appearance. He also offers ptosis repair, which takes a more functional approach to improve and tighten the eyelid muscle.


Eyelid conditions are common among many men and women, especially as we age. Visiting a highly skilled ophthalmologist can help ensure you get the expert, trusted care you need. If you have an eyelid condition, please contact Triangle Eye Institute in Bakersfield and Delano, CA for an eye exam with Dr. Yaplee. He and our team can help you choose the appropriate eye condition treatment, file for insurance coverage, and see your way to better vision and eye health.