Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Multiple Stones in a Woman's Lower Lids

This 60-year-old woman complained of swelling of the medial lower eyelid with discharge. Examination revealed inflammation of the lower canliculus with pus. The canal oculus was incised and curretaged multiple yellow concretions were expressed. The canaliculus was irrigated with antibiotic and treated with iodine application. This was a case of chronic canaliculitis caused by the bacteria Actinomyces Israeli. 

Friday, December 22, 2017

Social implication of eyelids

Eye contact accounts for 90% of face-to-face communication, it’s little wonder that any imperfection of the eyelids can create a negative impression which can affect one’s social life including career prospect. This 25 year-old insurance agent complained that despite his qualification and selling skills, his clients regarded him as distant and uninterested. He attributed this to his heavy eyelids and narrow eyes which gave him an expressionless face. I created 6mm double eyelids for him with fat removal to reduce the heaviness of the upper lids. The picture at the bottom was taken one-month later, he was pleased with the results and did not return for further follow-up. I assume he was too busy with his clients to return 😀.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Treatment of sunken upper eyelid without filler or fat injection.

A 23 year-old woman complained of sunken upper eyelids and absence of skin creases (double eyelids) which made her looked tired and older. She had consulted another doctor who recommended filler or fat injection. However, she was concerned that the injection may not last and the associated period of post-injection swellings. I performed bilateral double eyelid surgery with simultaneous posterior conjunctivomullerectomy to widen the eyes and pulled forward the fat to fill the sunken areas. The picture below was taken 2-month postoperative.