Eyelid correction

Eyelid correction means that the excess of skin is removed from slack or paralysed upper eyelids.


When do you qualify for reimbursement?

You are entitled to reimbursement of an eyelid correction if:

  • your vision is significantly affected as a result of paralysis or weakening of the upper eyelids;
  • if the condition is caused by a congenital defect; or
  • if the condition is caused by a chronic disorder present at birth.

Referral required for eyelid correction

You need a referral from a general practitioner or medical specialist for an eyelid correction.

Reimbursement eyelid correction

By virtue of the public healthcare insurance, you are entitled to reimbursement of an eyelid correction.

 Public Healthcare Insurance  Reimbursement
 HollandZorg public healthcare insurance  100% if you situation is stated under 'When do you qualify for reimbursement?'

No statutory personal contribution

An eyelid correction is not subject to a statutory personal contribution.


If you are 18 or older, the costs for reimbursements by virtue of the supplementary insurance count towards your excess.

Who can you go to?

Hospitals, medical specialists and eye clinics can carry out eyelid corrections.

For more information, please call our Care Advice Line on +31(0)570 687 123. Our expert staff will be pleased to answer your questions.

Apply for consent

You need our written prior consent for reimbursement of an eyelid correction before you get the care. When applying for the reimbursement, you must enclose a copy of the referral from your general practitioner or a medical specialist.

Send your request for consent to:

Medical Advisor
Antwoordnummer 30
7400 VB Deventer

No stamp required.

Please note:

The information on this page is a brief outline of the reimbursements. No rights can be derived from this page. You can only derive rights from our insurance conditions.

Your health insurance

In My HollandZorg you will find all information about your health insurance policy. 

Maximum rates for a non-contracted care provider

Have you chosen a healthcare provider with whom we have no contract? Then, we will reimburse according to our maximum rates. If the rate invoiced by the non-contracted care provider is higher than our maximum rates, you will have to pay the difference yourself. You will be able to find contracted care providers with our Care finder.

Reimbursements, conditions and regulations 2023