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Signs You May Need Droopy Eyelid Surgery

Signs You May Need Droopy Eyelid Surgery

Do you have trouble keeping your eyelids open? Are they beginning to impair your vision? Drooping eyelids, also known as ptosis, are very common. They are often the result of age, as the skin around the eye loses elasticity and the eyelid muscles weaken.  When this happens, excess skin or fat accumulates above and below

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Thyroid Eye Disease (Graves’ Ophthalmopathy) Symptoms and Causes

Nearly one out of every 200 people suffer from Graves’ Disease. And nearly half the time, this disease is accompanied by a condition known as Graves’ Ophthalmopathy, or Thyroid Eye Disease (TED). While symptoms are often mild, this condition can lead to severe vision loss. That’s why diagnosis is crucial to soothe eyes and preserve

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Blepharoplasty Cost and Recovery Time

As time passes, it is normal to develop excess skin or fat deposits that build up around the eyelids. When this happens, many people notice the skin around the eyelids begins to sag or droop. A Blepharoplasty, or eye lift, can help remove this excess skin and fat to restore your eyelids’ youth. Here is

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How My Life Changed After Graves’ Disease Treatment

Did you know that an autoimmune disorder can lead to permanent vision loss? Nearly six percent of those who suffer from Graves’ Ophthalmopathy lose their vision entirely due to damage to the eye’s optic nerve.  Graves’ Disease is an autoimmune disorder that affects the thyroid gland and is often accompanied by Graves’ Ophthalmopathy, which can

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Dr. Kostick Answers Patient Questions About Graves’ Disease

Graves’ Disease affects nearly 1 in every 200 people. This autoimmune disorder is often accompanied by Graves’ Ophthalmopathy, also known as Thyroid Eye Disease (TED). Florida Eye Specialists’ oculoplastic surgeon Dr. David Kostick, is one of a few specialists in the region with clinical experience treating TED with traditional and newly approved medical therapy. Below

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What You Need To Know About Blepharoplasty | Florida Eye Specialists

What You Need To Know About Blepharoplasty

As we age, many of us develop excess skin or fat deposits that build up around the eyelids. This often causes the skin around the eyelids to sag or droop. For many people, the procedure known as blepharoplasty may be the answer to restoring the eyelids’ youthful look and fresh appearance.

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Options for Oculoplastics

Oculoplastics surgical procedures involve the eye socket, eyelids, tear ducts and face. Also known as oculoplastic surgery, oculoplastics deals with reconstruction surgery around the eye and its associated structures. An oculoplastic surgeon can perform several types of oculoplastic surgery, including a variety of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. Oculoplastic surgeons are eye doctors who complete 1–2

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