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Dr. Tamara Fountain

Facial Plastic Surgery
Deerfield, IL
33 years experience female

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Office

Deerfield, IL

Address

740 Waukegan Rd Ste 360, Deerfield, IL
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Facial Plastic Surgery

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A member asked:
Dr. Tamara Fountain
Facial Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
You : You most likely have myokymia. Very common and typically not serious, but annoying and distracting as you describe. Triggers that can bring it on include; caffeine, lack of sleep and stress. In other words, life! in all seriousness, it is usually nothing to worry about. Usually comes and goes on its own. If you develop other symptoms or the twitching becomes significantly more frequent or constant, please visit your doctor for a check up.
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A female asked:
Dr. Tamara Fountain
Facial Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Both : Both external and internal approaches offer good outcomes. Most studies will report greater success rates (95%) with the external approach. I do scores of these a year. I have never had a patient complain about the appearance of the incision site after external approach. It helps to see pictures if the surgeon has them.
A female asked:
Dr. Tamara Fountain
Facial Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Swelling : Swelling is typically due to inflammation and inflammation can result from injuries, infections, allergies and "just because" (also called idiopathic). It helps to understand the underlying cause, if possible but treatments for inflammation include: cool/cold compresses, elevation of the affected body part (sleeping on a couple pillows or in a recliner in this case), antibiotics for infections, anti-histamines for allergies and anti-inflammatories like ibuprofen, naprosyn (naproxen) or prednisone. You should see your ophthalmologist to be evaluated since it is difficult to make a diagnosis without seeing you.

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Testimonials
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HealthTap member
Dec 16, 2012
I was referred to Dr. Fountain for a frustrating tearing problem. With a minimal surgical procedure, she was able to correct the problem, as well as improve my peripherial vision! She explained ever...Read More
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Dec 16, 2012
"You need Dr. Fountain" as said to me by a friend. My experience from the time I entered the office with her personable staff to meeting Dr. Fountain was very impressive. My eyelids needed attention...Read More
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Dec 16, 2012
The doctor performed a surgical procedure for a drooping eyelid in her office. I preferred the office setting to the hospital, and I'm glad she gave me a choice. I was a little anxious, but she and he...Read More
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How long does the surgery take

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Harvard Medical School
Graduated 1988MD

Medical/Graduate school

Stanford University
Graduated 1984MD

Residency

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Residency

Pennsylvania Hospital

Awards

Top Ophthalmologist, Top Doctors in America
Best Doctor, Best Doctors in America
Secretariat Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology

Affiliations

American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Illinois Association of Ophthalmology
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