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Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine May 27th, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

How Fillers Can Restore Lost Volume to Your Eyelids May 21st, 2021

You’ve probably heard the old saying: Your eyes are the windows to your soul. It’s a beautiful sentiment. But unfortunately, your eyes can also shed some light on your age — or at least the signs of aging that can make you look a lot older (and more worn-out) than...

Noncosmetic Reasons to Consider Eyelid Surgery May 19th, 2021

When you think of eyelid surgery, you might think of the cosmetic procedures used to correct eyelids that are droopy, saggy, or wrinkled. More than 200,000 people have eyelid surgery each year in the United States to help their eyes look younger.  But eyelid surgery is used to correct other...

Who Better to Administer BOTOX Than Your Eye Expert May 19th, 2021

Your ophthalmologist knows eyes better than anyone. More than just your eyes, they have a detailed understanding of the tiny muscles and nerves that surround your eyes. So when it comes to having Botox® injections to get rid of crow's feet and wrinkles between your eyebrows, who can you trust...

The Importance of Proper Treatment When It Comes to Orbital Fractures Apr 15th, 2021

Get hit in the face by a ball (or a fist), and a broken nose is probably the first type of fracture that comes to mind. But your orbital bones — the fragile bones that surround your eyes — can also be broken. These bones are naturally thin, and that...

Understanding the Difference Between Ectropion and Entropion Mar 15th, 2021

How often do you think about your eyelids? If you’re like most people, probably rarely — unless they’re causing unpleasant symptoms.  Your eyelids are extremely delicate, and they’re also essential for maintaining eye health and comfort. If your lid structure is compromised, you can wind up with painful symptoms and...

Should I Be Concerned About My Child's Eyelid Growths? Feb 16th, 2021

Raising children brings plenty of joy — and lots of worries, too. Certainly, anything affecting your child’s eyes or their vision can be a cause for concern. If your child has an eyelid growth, you’re probably wondering what to do next. With offices on Manhattan’s Upper East Side and in...

Why Are Your Tear Ducts Blocked? Dec 10th, 2020

Most of us probably associate tear production with being really sad or really happy. Actually, though, you produce tears all day long. In fact, your tear system plays an important role in maintaining healthy eyes and clear vision. A blocked tear duct can have serious consequences. Top eye doctor Rand...

Eyelid Reconstruction After the Removal of Skin Cancer Oct 1st, 2020

When you think about skin cancer, the eyelids probably don’t come to mind. But, believe it or not, 5%-10% of all skin cancers are on the eyelids. So, if you notice something growing on one of your eyelids that doesn’t go away, or it crusts or bleeds, it’s important to...

5 Tips to Prepare for Eyelid Surgery Aug 13th, 2020

There are several benefits of eyelid surgery. This procedure can improve your vision, but it can also enhance your appearance. Also known as blepharoplasty, eyelid surgery removes excess skin along the upper eyelids, which can make you look years younger. No matter your reasons for pursuing eyelid surgery, you'll need...

What Causes Ptosis, and How Is It Corrected? Jul 2nd, 2020

You might not give it much thought, but when you do, you realize how vital your eyes are. Beyond the obvious ability to see, your eyes can also tell others what you’re feeling with just a glance and help you communicate your emotions. One potentially serious eye issue is ptosis,...