What is Unique About Asian Blepharoplasty?

Asian eyelids are anatomically different than Caucasian eyelids. The upper eyelid orbital fat is more prominent and the upper eyelid crease is lower or nonexistent in Asian eyelids. About half of all Asians are born without an upper eyelid crease (“single eyelid”) while the other half are born with an upper eyelid crease (“double eyelid”)….

Eyelid Ptosis – (Droopy Upper Eyelid)

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…

Thyroid Eye Disease (Graves’ Disease)

Thyroid orbitopathy (also known as Thyroid Eye Disease or Graves’ Disease) is an autoimmune inflammatory disorder of uncertain etiology that affects the tissues of the orbit (i.e. eyelids, extraocular muscles and other soft tissues surrounding the eyes). Patients with this disorder often have an associated thyroid abnormality which may manifest either before, during or after…

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…