National Institutes of Health
- The primary NIH organization for research on Eyelid Disorders is the National Eye Institute
Your eyelids help protect your eyes. When you blink, your eyelids spread moisture over your eyes. Blinking also helps move dirt or other particles off the surface of the eye. You close your eyelids when you see something coming towards your eyes. This can help protect against injuries.
Like most other parts of your body, your eyelids can get infected, inflamed, or even develop cancer. There are also specific eyelid problems, including
Treatment of eyelid problems depends on the cause.
References and abstracts from MEDLINE/PubMed (National Library of Medicine)