Lower eyelid bags and how to get rid of them
Many patients notice changes in their lower eyelids that result in an "aged" or "tired" appearance. There are several reasons that patients develop these changes. Some patients have what is called fat pseudo-herniation, which is a condition where orbit and eyelid fat starts to come forward and become more visible in the under-eye region. When we are younger, this fat is typically held back by a membrane known as the septum. As we age, that septum becomes loose--like a hammock
How to minimize bruising and swelling after eyelid surgery--technique matters!
Dr. Vrcek recently published an article in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery describing his technique for minimizing bruising and swelling at the time of eyelid surgery. Dr. Vrcek is committed to providing minimally invasive options and uses techniques that decrease downtime and allow his patients to return to their lives as soon as possible. This article describes how Dr. Vrcek uses the smallest needle commercially available to deliver local anesthetic at the time of surgery and u
Minimally Invasive and Image Guided Orbit Surgery
The eye socket, or orbit, is a relatively small area with many important structures. There is the eye of course, as well as the six muscles that move the eye. There are also several important nerves that control eye movement, tear production, sensation on the surface of the eye, and pupil size. Finally, there are several important blood vessels that supply the critical structures in the orbit. There are several reasons a person might require orbit surgery. The most common rea