Columbia ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgeons treat disorders of the eyelids and orbital area, as well as tear drainage, or lacrimal, problems. Our specialists also manage various cosmetic conditions that affect the face and eye area.

Conditions We Treat

Some common eyelids conditions we treat include:

  • Blepharospasm – eyelid twitching
  • Chronic tearing
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatochalasis – extra eyelid skin
  • Ectropion – eyelids sagging
  • Entropion – eyelids turning in
  • Eyelid lesion removal
  • Eyelid reconstruction after skin cancer surgery (Mohs)
  • Eyelid retraction – eyelids too open
  • Hemifacial spasm – face twitching
  • Lagophthalmos – eyelids that will not close properly
  • Ptosis – drooping eyelids

Some common orbital disorder conditions we treat and manage include:

  • Orbital fractures
  • Thyroid (Graves) eye disease
  • Orbital inflammation
  • Orbital tumors

Some common tear drainage (nasolacrimal) disorders we treat include:

  • Obstruction of the nasolacrimal (tear drainage) system
  • Malposition, narrowing (stenosis) or scarring of the puncta (tear drainage hole)
  • Unexplained tearing

Some common cosmetic conditions we treat include:

  • Drooping or tired upper eyelids
  • Excess eyelid skin
  • Eyelid bags
  • Wrinkles
  • Grooves
  • Post-cosmetic eyelid surgery complications