Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery is performed at our CPMC Location with Dr. Liu. Also called blepharoplasty, eyelid surgery is used to repair many problems in which the eyelids interfere with vision, including:

  • Sagging or drooping upper eyelids (ptosis)
  • In-turned or out-turned lower eyelids (strabismus)
  • Bags under the eyes
  • Puffy upper eyes

As with most eye surgeries, eyelid surgery is an outpatient procedure and usually involves a local anesthesia. During the procedure, incisions are made in the natural creases of the eyelids so there is minimal scarring. The incision is then closed with stitches that naturally dissolve and don’t need to be removed.

Possible Complications of Eyelid Surgery

For the first few weeks after surgery patients may experience mild bruising and swelling, an increase in tears, sensitivity to wind and light and some temporary vision changes such as blurring. As with all surgeries, there are risks and possible complications associated with eyelid surgery, including:

  • Dry eyes
  • Temporary lid lag
  • Blurred vision
  • Scarring
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Pain
  • Need for additional surgeries
  • Vision loss

If you are considering this procedure, it is important to discuss your individual situation an experienced ophthalmologist. Contact us for an Eyelid Surgery Consultation today.

Treatment for Drooping Upper Eyelids

The medical term for a drooping upper eyelid is ptosis. This condition can result in impaired vision, and children with the condition can develop lazy eye (amblyopia) due to the vision limitations.

Causes of Ptosis

  • Eyelid muscle weakness due to age
  • Congenital eyelid development
  • Trauma
  • Neurological disease
  • Result of corrective eye surgery

Surgical Treatment for Ptosis

The good news is that there are surgical treatments that can correct ptosis. At Pacific Eye Specialists, our surgeons can perform eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) to tighten the levator eyelid muscle to improve vision and overall appearance.

If you are bothered by drooping eyelids, contact us today to schedule an Aesthetic Consultation to determine if eyelid surgery is right for you.

Latisse

Fuller, Darker, Longer Lashes with LATISSE®

Your eyelashes can have a dramatic impact on the overall appearance of your eyes. At Pacific Eye Specialists, we offer LATISSE treatments at our CPMC and Seton Medical Center locations to help our patients grow fuller, darker and longer lashes. The FDA-approved prescription medication is carefully applied using a sterile applicator to only the upper lashes each night. The medication spreads to the lower lashes as you blink.

LATISSE results can be seen after approximately two months of nightly use. You must continue to use the medication in order to maintain results; however, you may be able to reduce the frequency of treatment after several months.

Not everyone is a good candidate for LATISSE. Make sure to tell your doctor about all of the medications you are taking and any eye conditions you may have.

To learn more about the benefits and possible risks and side effects of LATISSE, contact us today to schedule an Aesthetic Consultation.