Question: I’d like to get eyelid surgery. When I think of what the surgery actually does, I feel like the eyes will be more open after surgery and that I may have trouble closing them. Does this happen? Answer: Eyelid surgery requires precision, and the key is not to take too much eyelid skin. If you do, then patients can have trouble closing the eyes, especially at night, which can lead to dry eye and other problems. We carefully assess the degree of skin that needs to be excised prior to surgery.