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Category: Eyelid Conditions

Can Eye Lid Surgery Lead to Dry Eye Syndrome?
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Can Eye Lid Surgery Lead to Dry Eye Syndrome?

All surgeries have inherent risks. To minimize these risks and complications, one must choose a properly trained and experienced surgeon. This axiom holds true even for eye lid surgery, or blepharosplasty. There is a misconception that patients who go through this procedure will eventually experience dry eye syndrome.  While there may indeed be cases attesting […]

Periorbital (or Preseptal) Cellulitis
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Periorbital (or Preseptal) Cellulitis

The Greek prefix “peri” meaning near, the suffix “itis” meaning inflammation, and “orbit” being the medical term for the eye socket, all together give a good indication of what this disease of the eye is all about: “a bacterial infection and inflammation of the skin, or tissue under the skin, near the eye socket”. The […]

Xanthelasma
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Xanthelasma

A Xanthelasma is a small yellowish looking growth or bump that appears on or near the eyelids, usually next to the nose. There are some “good” and some “bad” things about them. Firstly the good thing about them is that they aren’t painful and do not really affect the proper workings of the eye – […]

Blepharochalasis
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Blepharochalasis

Blepharochalasis is a quite rare disorder that affects the upper eyelids – they become inflamed and then swell up for several days at a time. The distinguishing feature of the disorder compared to other disorders showing the same symptoms is the recurrent nature of it. It just comes and goes in an irregular fashion, and […]

Lagophthalmos
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Lagophthalmos

Lagophthalmos is an annoying disorder of the eye in which the eye doesn’t fully close properly, either during the day when blinking, or at night when sleeping. The word lagophthalmos comes from the two Greek words “lago” meaning hare and “ophthalmos” meaning eye –  since a hare sleeps at night with its eyes open (which […]

Ectropion
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Ectropion

Along with grey hair and wrinkled skin things to expect as you get older are: •    Bones that shrink and lose density – osteoporosis •    A less efficient heart trying to pump blood around fatty arteries •    Failure to remember things •    Muscles becoming weaker and become less flexible The fact that muscles become weaker […]