Aging & Your Eyes: Is Eyelid Surgery Right For You?

The upper eyelids become “heavy” and “droopy” over time, due to the aging process. There are three basic factors that each, separately, contribute to these changes.  The first is that the muscle or tendon (levator) that lifts the upper eyelids loosens and that causes the upper eyelids to lower. This is called Ptosis. The process…

Why Do Eyelids Droop and How Can It Be Fixed?

Ptosis (pronounced “toe-sis”) is the medical term for drooping of the upper eyelid(s). This lowering of the upper eyelid margin may cause a reduction in the field of vision when the eyelid either partially or completely obstructs the pupil. Patients with ptosis often have difficulty keeping their eyelids open. To compensate, they will often arch…

Are Your Tears As Healthy As You Think?

The tear film on the surface of the eye is a critical component of maintaining vision. Tears nourish and lubricate the surface of the eye as well as wash away debris. A smooth, balanced tear film (consisting of water, oil and mucus) also allows light to enter the eye in an optimal fashion. If there…

Combined DCR and Rhinoplasty with Septoplasty

Dr. Mehryar (Ray) Taban is the ONLY surgeon in the world who performs combined tear duct surgery (DCR) and cosmetic rhinoplasty (plus functional nose surgery, septoplasty, etc) at the same time (“Rhino-DCR” or R-DCR operation). Patients with tearing secondary to blocked tear ducts often have concurrent difficulty with breathing secondary to deviated septum or other…

A Successful JSEI Course

Despite LA’s Carmageddon, over 20 physicians and surgeons from around the country were able to attend this past weekend’s JSEI “Facial and Eyelid Aesthetic Course”. Dr. Taban was honored to be the laboratory/dissection course director for this year’s course. Check out these picture from the event.

Your Options in a Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty

OPTIONS IN LOWER EYELID BLEPHAROPLASTY Under-eye bags and dark circles are common patient complaints. They can make the individual look older and more tired and are most often, as a result of genetics or aging. Depending on the individual, bags or dark circles are simply caused by fullness or relative fullness of the lower eyelids and/or hollowness or…

Eliminate Under Eye Bags & Dark Circles: Without Surgery

TREATMENT OF LOWER EYELID “BAGS” OR “DARK CIRCLES” During the aging process, the lower eyelid fat pads become more prominent (orbital fat herniation), causing relative fullness of the lower eyelids. Moreover, there is fat deflation (loss) and descent of the midface/cheeks which results in relative hollowness below the lower eyelids. It can also be congenital…