Blepharoplasty (upper and lower lid) including brow lift

This is a summary of the NHS Devon commissioning policy for Blepharoplasty (Upper and Lower Lid) Including Brow Lift.


Referral Criteria

Not routinely commissioned

Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) and brow lift is regarded as a low priority procedure and is therefore not routinely funded by NHS Devon.

Blepharoplasty with and without brow lift will be funded when the following criteria are met:

  • Impairment of visual fields in the relaxed, non-compensated state: Evidence will be required that eyelids impinge on visual fields, reducing field to 120 degrees laterally and 40 degrees vertically (20 above and 20 below).
  • Correction of ectropion (eyelid turns outwards) or entropion (eyelid turns inwards towards the eye) with ocular irritation and causing functional implications.

Patients that fit these criteria will require prior approval for funding by secondary care. All other patients who do not meet the criteria may be considered for funding via the Exceptional Treatment Process

Blepharoplasty (Upper and lower lid) including Brow Lift commissioning policy

Referral Instructions

Applications for consideration for funding approval should be sent to:


Supporting Information

Patient Information

Individual Funding Request (IFR)

Published: May 2021


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