Almost half of all Asians around the world are born with the condition called “single fold” eyelid. This condition results in a much more pronounced drooping of the eyelids because their upper eyelids lack a fold or a crease. Asian eyelids have a higher tendency of having thicker skin with larger amounts of fat deposits compared to the Western eyes that have upper eyelid folds. A lot of people with Asian ancestry say that having only a single eyelid makes them appear tired and sleepy. While most of them want to enhance the appearance of their eyes, most of them also want to ensure that they keep the natural shape of their eyes. This is one of the major reasons as to why a lot of people with Asian ancestry choose to undergo surgical procedures to improve the overall look of their eyelids. This surgical procedure for Asian eyes is referred to as the double eyelid surgery. Continue reading
What to Expect at Your Office Visit
Your health care provider will get a medical history and perform a physical examination.
Medical history questions may include:
- Are both eyelids affected or just one?
- How long has this been present?
- Is it getting worse or staying the same?
- Is it present all of the time or only sometimes?
- What other symptoms do you have? Continue reading
Ptosis (from Greek Ptosis or πτῶσις, to “fall”) is a drooping or falling of the upper or lower eyelid. The drooping may be worse after being awake longer, when the individual’s muscles are tired. This condition is sometimes called “lazy eye”, but that term normally refers to amblyopia. If severe enough and left untreated, the drooping eyelid can cause other conditions, such as amblyopia or astigmatism. This is why it is especially important for this disorder to be treated in children at a young age, before it can interfere with vision development. Continue reading
Treatment for a detached retina typically involves immediate surgery in order to repair the condition. The specific type of surgery your healthcare provider recommends will depend on the type, size, and location of the detached retina. The goals of surgery are:
- To reattach the retina.
- To prevent or reverse vision loss. Continue reading
Canthopexy is the name of an eyelid surgery used to strengthen the lateral canthal tendon and surrounding supporting structure known as the lateral retinaculum. The orbicularis muscle is also reinforced in the process.
The goal is to strengthen the tissues of the canthus to help maintain the normal position and relationship between the eyelid and eyeball. Canthopexy is typically used as part of lower eyelid blepharoplasty, especially when done from a transcutaneous approach. Continue reading
No matter which IOL is used the surgeon will need to select the appropriate power of IOL (much like an eyeglass prescription) to provide the patient with the desired refractive outcome. Traditionally doctors use preoperative measurements including corneal curvature, axial length, and white to white measurements to estimate the required power of the IOL. Continue reading
In addition, there is an accommodating lens that was approved by the US FDA in 2003 and made by Eyeonics, now Bausch & Lomb. The Crystalens (R) is on struts and is implanted in the eye’s lens capsule, and its design allows the lens’ focusing muscles to move it back and forth, giving the patient natural focusing ability. Continue reading
Cataract surgery is the removal of the natural lens of the eye (also called “crystalline lens”) that has developed an opacification, which is referred to as a cataract. Metabolic changes of the crystalline lens fibers over time lead to the development of the cataract and loss of transparency, causing impairment or loss of vision. Many patients’ first symptoms are strong glare from lights and small light sources at night, along with reduced acuity at low light levels. During cataract surgery, a patient’s cloudy natural lens is removed and replaced with a synthetic lens to restore the lens’s transparency. Continue reading
Glaucoma is a group of eye disease wherein the optic nerve is damage which may cause loss of vision. The abnormal high pressure inside the eye or called intraocular pressure is the frequently reason behind this damage but not at all times. Early glaucoma treatment can help to lessen or even prevent the possible damage to the optic nerve. Continue reading
Neuromins is a brand of supplement that is derived from a vegetable source that is rich in DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). DHA is one of the omega-3 fatty acids that are essential for your health. The common source of DHA is fish oil. This makes Neuromins very unique because this DHA comes from microalgae extracts. The microalgae if what the fishes actually eat so taking Neuromins is like going straight to the source of the known source.