The above are some of the patients I had operated on. As can be seen,
not all eyelid operations are cosmetic surgery, some conditions can
interferes with the vision and some may be life-threatening.
If you show these photos to the public and ask them to rate
the persons according to intelligence, friendliness, health,
trustworthiness, attractiveness and whom you would are
more llikely to employ.
The majority of the public, based on the appearance alone,
will give positive attributes to the above photos as
shown (tips) and more likely to employ these people.
However, what the public was unaware of were that some
of the pictures belong to the same persons before and
post eyelid surgery. Although we want to believe that look
or beauty is only skin deep, but most people based
their perceptions based solely on the person's appearance.
Those who have ageing changes or abnormal eyelid
shapes are being disadvantaged in their social life.
The lecture will continue tomorrow.