Injuries of the face can frequently involve the eyelids. Motor vehicle accidents and direct blunt trauma can cause lacerations to the eyelid and nearby structures. These require careful examination to determine and correct damage to underlying structures (muscles and tear ducts as well as the eye), and reconstruction of the eyelid so it can function normally to protect the eye. In children, common causes of eyelid injuries include direct trauma from falls or blunt objects. Pets (especially dogs) are common cause of lower eyelid injuries in younger children.