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Dr. Dean Bonsall
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Strabismus (Definition)

Strabismus refers to misalignment of the eyes. It is typically but not exclusively found in children, with up to 4% incidence in some series. There are a number of surgical and non-surgical treatments for strabismus, based ...Read more


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Is it really possible to get my drooping upper eyelid corrected?I am suffering from ptosis and my eyes had been operated through cosmetic surgery

Is it really possible to get my drooping upper eyelid corrected?I am suffering from ptosis and my eyes had been operated through cosmetic surgery

Probably Yes.: Depending on your specific situation, it is likely that your situation can be improved upon. Make sure you consult with well experienced board certified plastic or ocular plastic surgeons who can demonstrate significant experience helping patients in your situation. Best wishes. ...Read more

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One of my eyes turn outwards (extropia). I want to get strabismus surgery done. How effective would it be?

One of my eyes turn outwards (extropia). I want to get strabismus surgery done. How effective would it be?

Alignment =surgery: Persistent alignment issues will often require delicate surgery on the muscles that move the eyeball have your eye dr refer you to someone who has completed the training to do thei special eye surgery. They are often affiliated with children's hospitals (more common in childhood) or medical schools. ...Read more

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Hi i have ampolypia and considering squint surgery. It wont improve the vision but eyes will look straight. Can the eyes move position again?

Hi i have ampolypia and considering squint surgery. It wont improve the vision but eyes will look straight. Can the eyes move position again?

No: you are basically "born" with the eye muscles you have and corrective efforts for "straightening" should be done when you are a child! Once "fixed" they should not move again! Consult with a Board Certified Opthamologist! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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How low does the eyelid need to be for a brow lift? My facial nerve is paralysed and I have alight gold weight implant, but my lid droops to the pupil

How low does the eyelid need to be for a brow lift? My facial nerve is paralysed and I have alight gold weight implant, but my lid droops to the pupil

Contradictory goals: Your facial nerve a paralysis is the primary problem. Without the gold weight pushing down your eyelid to help, with closure, your cornea could be exposed and abraded leading to scarring. Performing a brow lift now may lead to more corneal exposure. It may be better to consider a lighter or less heavy gold weight but this cloud lead to further exposure problems. Springs may be used but problematic. ...Read more

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I'm blind in my left eye and have developed a lazy eye, will strabismus surgery help me?

I'm blind in my left eye and have developed a lazy eye, will strabismus surgery help me?

Likely: I am assuming your blind left eye has become "lazy." if the eyeball itself looks normal, but is just misdirected, you probably are a good candidate for strabismus surgery. Pediatric ophthalmologists are specialists in adult strabismus. Have a visit with one of these! they helped me! ...Read more

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Can Asian eyelid surgery help me if I do have a crease, but my eyes are hooded? From what i've read, i think my problem is too much fat in my eyelids? Does Asian eyelid surgery help with that, or do I need regular blepharoplasty? .

Can Asian eyelid surgery help me if I do have a crease, but my eyes are hooded? From what i've read, i think my problem is too much fat in my eyelids? Does Asian eyelid surgery help with that, or do I need regular blepharoplasty?

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Asian blepharoplasty: From the description of your features, you may require aging Asian blepharoplasty with browpexy. Have your eyelids evaluated by a board certified surgeon with expertise in these procedures. ...Read more

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After getting strabismus surgery, will an eye still turn?

After getting strabismus surgery, will an eye still turn?

Eye will still move : If you mean, will the eye still be able to move to follow objects-yes. Your ophthamologist can give you answers specific to your case. ...Read more

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Can I have eyelid surgery if I have glaucoma? My eyelids are puffy and sag, and sometimes they droop into my field of vision. I want to have this corrected with eyelid surgery, but I have glaucoma. Can i still get the surgery or are there any other option

Can I have eyelid surgery if I have glaucoma? My eyelids are puffy and sag, and sometimes they droop into my field of vision. I want to have this corrected with eyelid surgery, but I have glaucoma. Can i still get the surgery or are there any other option

Yes. : Glaucoma by itself does not preclude you from getting upper or lower blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery). However, if you have had a trabeculectomy or shunt procedure for glaucoma, then the surgeon should be more judicious in recommending upper eyelid surgery and be more conservative with skin excision. Exposure of the filtering bleb from excessive skin excision can lead to serious complications. ...Read more

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My sight went from 20/20 to much worse after up eyelid surgery, and lids are lumpy. Will good sight return? Are cataracts inevitable/ how to prevent?

My sight went from 20/20 to much worse after  up eyelid surgery, and lids are lumpy. Will good sight return? Are cataracts inevitable/ how to prevent?

Talk to your surgeon: Your vision should not change with upper eyelid surgery. Some lumpiness immediately after surgery is normal, and should resolve with time, but any vision changes should be discussed with the surgeon asap. If your are using eye lubricants after surgery however, they can cause blurry vision. Cataracts are a separate problem entirely, discuss with your eye md. ...Read more

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I am contemplating having eyelid surgery due to impaired vision. Do i contact an opthamologist first? My upper peripheral vision is greatly diminished due to my drooping eyelids. I can actually see the bottom of my eyelids. If I have this surgery, i wo

I am contemplating having eyelid surgery due to impaired vision.  Do i contact an opthamologist first? My upper peripheral vision is greatly diminished due to my drooping eyelids.  I can actually see the bottom of my eyelids.  If I have this surgery, i wo

In : In order to be covered by insurance, the drooping of your eyelids must decrease your field of vision significantly. This sounds like the case for you. Ptosis surgery or upper lid blepharoplastyis commonly performed by plastic surgeons but they are not prepared to deal with some of the potential complications that can affect the eye. If it was me, i would want an oculoplastic surgeon or an opthalmologist with significant experience to correct the drooping lids. ...Read more

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Can surgery get rid of my facial wrinkles? I have used creams and botox to make my facial wrinkles less noticeable, but i still look older than my age. What kind of plastic surgery is best for reducing wrinkles?

Can surgery get rid of my facial wrinkles? I have used creams and botox to make my facial wrinkles less noticeable, but i still look older than my age. What kind of plastic surgery is best for reducing wrinkles?

Get to an expert!: One are the advantages of having your Botox and fillers done by a plastic surgeon is that you can be evaluated for other noninvasive or invasive procedures while assessing your response to Botox and fillers. Multiple minor procedures can be combined to give a good effect. However, the key is having someone who knows your goals, how aggressive you want to be, and of course, your budget! good luck. ...Read more

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After I get treatment for my blepharitis, will my eyelids return to normal shape?

After I get treatment for my blepharitis, will my eyelids return to normal shape?

Yes : Blepharitis is an infection of the oil glands in the lid. The infection causes swelling of the lids. Obstruction of the oil glands can cause localized bumpy areas called a chalazion. Treatment consists of heat, lid scrubs with baby shampoo and often require local or oral antibiotics for resolution. Sometimes the chalazion will need to be drained surgically.see an eye doctor if not improving, ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Lazy Eye (Definition)

Occurs when (1) one eye does not see as well as another eye or (2) does not align properly ...Read more


Dr. Mitchell Vogel
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Cross Eyed (Definition)

Cross eyed = strabismus = esotropia = condition in which one or both eyes are turned ...Read more