Bagan Strinden Vision

Eyelid Procedures in Fargo, ND

Eyelid Procedures in Fargo

Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure commonly known as eyelid surgery. It involves removing excess skin, muscle, and fat from the eyelids to improve their appearance and/or function. Depending on the patient’s needs, either the upper or lower eyelids may be treated, or both. The goal of upper eyelid surgery is to improve the patient’s field of vision and give them a more awake, youthful appearance by removing extra skin and fat from the top eyelids. Lower eyelid surgery involves removing excess fat and/or skin from the lower eyelids to reduce puffiness and under-eye bags. You can find the best eyelid surgery options at Bagan Strinden Vision in Fargo.

Blepharoplasty is usually performed as an outpatient procedure under local anesthesia with sedation. The recovery period can take several weeks, during which time patients may experience swelling, bruising, and discomfort around the eyes. However, most patients are able to resume normal activities soon after the procedure.

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Top-Rated Blepharoplasty in Fargo

Blepharoplasty can have both functional and cosmetic benefits. Excess skin on the upper eyelids
can cause drooping and obstruct the visual field, which can be corrected through blepharoplasty. Bags under the eyes can make someone look tired and older than they actually are. Blepharoplasty can remove excess fat and skin from the lower eyelids to reduce the appearance of bags. Aging can cause the skin around the eyes to lose elasticity, resulting in sagging and wrinkles. Blepharoplasty can tighten and smooth the skin, giving a more youthful appearance. By improving the appearance of the eyes, blepharoplasty can increase self-confidence and self-esteem.

Preparing For the Procedure

You will consult with one of our expert eyelid surgeons, Dr. Tom Strinden or Dr. Matt Winkels, before scheduling blepharoplasty. In that appointment, you will discuss your goals in getting the surgery. 

We’ll inquire about your prior operations. We’ll also make inquiries about past or present illnesses such as diabetes, glaucoma , circulatory issues, allergies, thyroid issues, dry eyes, and allergies. Our experts will ask about your use of prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, herbal supplements, alcohol, and illegal narcotics. Setting the stage for a successful outcome will involve discussing what you hope to gain from the procedure. We will discuss with you whether you’re a good candidate for the procedure and can expect a successful operation. 

Eye Exam for Blepharoplasty

Before undergoing blepharoplasty, we will conduct a comprehensive eye exam to assess the health of your eyes and ensure that there are no underlying conditions that could affect the success of the surgery or your overall health.

Visual Acuity test

A visual acuity test measures a person’s ability to see clearly and sharply at a specific distance. We typically perform it using a Snellen chart, which is a chart with letters or numbers of various sizes arranged in rows.

Visual Eyesight Testing

Evaluation of Eye Movement

An evaluation of eye movement test is a key component of our comprehensive eye exam that assesses the function and coordination of the eye muscles. During the trial, the patient is asked to follow a moving target, such as a pen or a light, with their eyes as it moves horizontally, vertically, and diagonally. The movement of the eyes is observed for smoothness, accuracy, and symmetry.

Steps Taken Before The Procedure

Evaluation of Tear Production

Assessment of tear production is part of a comprehensive eye exam that evaluates the amount and quality of tears produced by the eyes. Tears are important for maintaining the health and comfort of the eyes, as they help to keep the eyes moist, lubricated, and free from debris and bacteria.

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Wearing glasses can help with vision problems if the glasses are properly prescribed, and the wearer uses them as directed by their eye doctor. Prescription glasses are designed to correct refractive errors, which are the most common cause of vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. If you have worn glasses that correct your eyes’ specific refractive error, it can help you see more clearly and reduce eye fatigue and strain, improving your quality of life.


In addition, wearing glasses can help prevent eye problems that can occur over time if refractive errors are left uncorrected, such as headaches, squinting, and eye strain that can lead to more severe eye conditions.

You should consult an ophthalmologist for your eye problems when your optometrist recommends more specialized intervention, including surgery, as the best course of treatment. Some common eye conditions that may require surgery include cataracts, glaucoma treatments, macular degeneration, retinal detachment, and corneal diseases.


With peripheral vision, you can see objects and movements outside the central vision area. While it is not possible to improve peripheral vision in the same way that one can improve central vision through corrective lenses or surgery, some things can be done to help maintain and enhance peripheral vision. Visit with your eye doctor about about what actions you can take. 

Even if you don't have any vision issues, it is advised to undergo a thorough eye checkup every year. Early warning indications of disorders of the eyes and other conditions might be found during eye exams. The risk of eye conditions including macular degeneration and cataracts can be decreased by eating a diet high in fruits, vegetables, and omega-3 fatty acids. Shield your eyes from harmful UV radiation by donning sunglasses with UV protection or a hat with a wide brim. Take frequent pauses if you spend a lot of time staring at a computer or phone screen to rest your eyes and lessen eye strain.

Contact Bagan Strinden For The Safest Eyelid Procedures

Bagan Strinden has the most experienced and trained eye surgeons who can improve or eliminate your eye problems. Our experts will look into your problem and come up with possible solutions. Our procedures offer a speedy recovery and personalized follow up care. If you’re in the Fargo area or somewhere nearby, get in touch with us to solve your eyelid problems! Our goal is to help you feel educated and prepared for any eyelid procedure. Our patient is always our number one priority.

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