Eyelid Surgery

As we get older, the muscles around our eyes weaken and the skin stretches. Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, can help correct aesthetic issues for a more youthful appearance, but it can also address health issues related to eyelid abnormalities, like impaired vision.

Upper Eyelid Surgery 

Upper eyelid surgery can remove excess fatty deposits and skin that give an undesirable puffy appearance. It’s often used in this capacity for a condition called dermatochalasis, which is excess skin in the upper and lower eyelid. Dermatochalasis can lead to reduced peripheral vision, brow ache and irritation caused by the eyelid skin resting on eyelashes.

Lower Eyelid Surgery

An incision can be made internally or externally through the skin when performing lower eyelid surgery. Which approach is used is determined by the amount of skin present.

BOTOX®

Uncontrolled muscle spasm or severe twitching of the eyelids can be the cause of uncontrolled closing of the eyelids. Our doctor can help this condition called blepharospasm using BOTOX® . Results can generally be seen within a week after the injections, but are temporary so after three or four months a follow up appointment is usually required.

Ptosis Repair

Ptosis is the medical term for when the upper eyelid droops. It can happen to both eyes or just one. This can cause vision issues, eyestrain and eyebrow fatigue. Ptosis surgery can repair the condition, resulting in an improvement in symptoms and a more youthful appearance.

Ectropion Repair 

Ectropion of the eyelid is a condition where the lower eyelid droops and turns outward. The conjunctiva, or the membrane that lines the eyelid, becomes red and exposed. As people age, the cartilage of the lower eyelid becomes stretched. Often, surgery can be an effective option for repair.

Thyroid Eye Disease Surgery

Hyperthyroidism, a common thyroid disease, involved the excess production of thyroid hormones. People who have hyperthyroidism can experience a protruding of their eyes due to soft tissue and muscles swelling around the eyes. There may also be difficulty closing the eyelids. In some instances, surgery may be necessary to correct these issues if they become too much of a vision risk.

Obstructed Tear Duct Surgery

When both of the tear ducts in the eye are either partially or fully blocked, it can cause watery, irritated eyes. Blocked tear ducts can happen in adults, but are quite common with infants. The good news is that it is almost always a correctable condition. Your ophthalmologist can recommend the best course of action based on your unique needs. 

Periocular Skin Tumor Removal

A periocular skin tumor is a cancer that develops on the eyelid or near the eye. If you develop a skin lesion or lump around your eyelid, it may be benign or malignant. A biopsy may be required to determine for sure. If a lesion is cancerous, it requires the expertise and skilled hands of an oculoplastic surgeon. The good news is that if it is detected early enough and appropriate treatment is performed, the chances of removing the tumor without it returning are very good.