Oculoplastics

Eyelid Twitch: Is it serious or just an annoying problem?

By editor
July 17, 2018

Most people have experienced an episode of a twitching eyelid: either upper or lower or both. The twitch usually occurs suddenly and may last for just minutes or continue for days and rarely longer. It is annoying and may cause some anxiety, but is rarely associated with severe eye or neurological conditions.  The most common causes of ... read more


Eyelid Lumps and Bumps

By editor
November 4, 2017

Eyelid Lesions Due to the thinness and complexity of the tissues that make up the eyelids, growths (lesions) of the eyelids are relatively common.  Fortunately, a majority of the growths (>80%) are benign, but those that are malignant need to be removed in a timely fashion in order to prevent permanent damage to the eyelid, ... read more


Ptosis (Droopy Eye Lid)

By editor
March 2, 2017

PTOSIS What is Ptosis (Toe-sis)? Ptosis is drooping of the upper eyelid.  A normal eyelid height varies among the population, but usually the upper eyelid rests at least 3 millimeters above the center of the pupil. A small degree of ptosis may not cause symptoms, but greater amounts can obstruct the vision and interfere with ... read more


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