PTOSIS (DROOPING UPPER EYELID)
Ptosis surgery addresses the height of the upper eyelid and lifts its position by tightening specific muscles. This is often provided in conjunction with an upper eyelid blepharoplasty.
A normal, healthy eyelid should have a natural tension that allows it to cover and protect the eyeball. Occasionally, as a result of aging, sun exposure, trauma, or scarring, eyelid tension becomes unbalanced, causing the eyelid to turn outward or inward.
- Itchy Eyes
- Recurrent Eye Infections
- Red Eyes
- Dry eye
EYELID SKIN CANCER AND RECONSTRUCTION (MOHS REPAIR)
The most common skin cancers that occur on the eyelids are basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma. One of the most effective ways to remove skin cancers is Mohs surgery. Dr. Kashyap coordinates with the Mohs surgeon to reconstruct the area once the tumor is fully removed.
Benign eyelid lesions are very common, including cysts, skin tags, bumps, and styes (chalazions). At Hudson Face and Eye, we can treat you on the same day as your first visit. In some cases, however, a lesion may require an operating room procedure or more extensive treatment.
TEARING AND LACRIMAL SYSTEM (TEAR DUCT)
Chronic tearing is common. Depending on the underlying cause, Dr. Kashyap offers surgical repair of tear ducts that can often be provided in the office.
When the lower eyelids sit too low on the eye or have a rounded appearance, this is called lower eyelid retraction. This condition can be surgically treated by placing a graft to lengthen the eyelid and reposition it naturally to protect the eye.
Benign essential (EYELID SPASM) blepharospasm is a condition that causes increased blinking, involuntary spasms of the muscles surrounding the eyes, and an intermittent inability to open the eyes. This is treated by Botox® injections in the office every three months.
FACIAL PARALYSIS (BELL’S PALSY)
Bell’s Palsy can cause facial paralysis, which affects the ability to close the eyelids to protect the eye. Dr. Kashyap performs surgery to lift the eyebrow, place a platinum weight into the upper eyelid, and lift the lower eyelid to allow normal eyelid closure and improve facial symmetry.
PEDIATRIC & CONGENITAL CONDITIONS
Dr. Kashyap specializes in the treatment of all pediatric and congenital eyelid, eye socket, and tear duct disorders. The most common include: congenital Ptosis, congenital tear duct obstruction, epiblepharon, orbit disease, and orbital tumors.
THYROID EYE DISEASE (GRAVE’S DISEASE)
Approximately 30% of people with this disease show some signs and symptoms of thyroid eye disease. Signs include tearing, red eyes, bulging eyes, eye bags, inability to close eyes completely, and double vision. Dr. Kashyap offers surgical treatment: orbital decompression, eyelid retraction repair, tear duct surgery, and blepharoplasty.
TRAUMA (ORBITAL FRACTURES, EYELID LACERATIONS)
Trauma to the eyelids may result in lacerations that involve the entire thickness of the eyelid margin (where the lashes are located), and the tear duct system. Inadequate surgical intervention for these types of injuries may result in eyelid deformity, incomplete eyelid closure, or tearing problems.
If an orbital tumor is suspected, imaging such as a CT scan and MRI may be obtained. Dr. Kashyap will compare the images to her physical exam and recommend if a biopsy or entire surgical excision is necessary.
EYE REMOVAL (ENUCLEATION /EVISCERATION)
Enucleation is a surgery in which the eye is removed while the eye muscles and orbital contents remain intact. Removing an eye may be necessary when a tumor has been discovered, if a blind eye has become painful, or in the case of severe trauma. Sometimes, removing an eye is the only remaining solution to eliminate pain associated. After the eye is removed, an ocular prosthesis is worn in its place. Ocular prostheses – also known as artificial eyes – are so well-made, that many people will not notice that you have a prosthetic.