Ptosis

Correcting congenital ptosis – a stepwise approach

Correction of lid droop in a young man with severe dry eye This 25 year old man came to see me with a history of... Read More

Happy Patient After External Ptosis Repair

EXTERNAL PTOSIS REPAIR (LEVATOR REPAIR) This 60 year old patient came to me with a chief complaint of having drooping eyelids, worse at the end... Read More

Severe congenital ptosis in the Asian upper eyelid

I recently encountered a young Asian woman in the office with severe congenital ptosis. The upper eyelids drooped severely, no matter how hard the patient... Read More

Congenital ptosis and cosmetic blepharoplasty

Congenital ptosis repair combined with cosmetic blepharoplasty in a young woman. Read More

“I can see!!!”

“I can see!” That was the greeting I got from our 90+ year old postoperative patient last Friday.  She had previously be unable to do... Read More

Office surgery on the awake patient

Office eyelid surgery can be performed safely and in a comfortable manner for many types of surgical cases. Read More... Read More

Frontalis Suspension Ptosis Repair

Frontalis suspension is a specialized technique used to correct upper lid ptosis when the upper lid function is very poor:  in certain cases of congenital... Read More

The Difference Between Ptosis Repair and Blepharoplasty

Upper lid surgery can be confusing.  Let’s demystify!  The following panels explain the difference between ptosis repair and upper blepharoplasty. Basically, think of upper blepharoplasty... Read More

Asian cosmetic ptosis and upper blepharoplasty surgery: a case report

Most Asian patients who seek elective upper eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) are concerned about eyelid fold symmetry.  The upper eyelid fold overlies the lid crease, like a... Read More

Cosmetic Reconstruction: Identify the Real Problem!

This case report is very illustrative of the importance of a careful assement of eyelid position and mechanics, as well as careful image analysis.  The... Read More

Intraoperative and Office Photos for Cosmetic Canthal Reconstruction

This image slideshow compliments the blog post “Cosmetic Reconstruction: Identify the Real Problem!“. Read More

Cosmetic Impact of Correcting Small Degrees of Eyelid Ptosis

Cosmetic Benefits of Repair of Small Degrees of Ptosis Oculoplastic surgeons routinely treat ptosis, which strictly speaking is a malposition of the upper eyelid. The... Read More