Oculoplastic surgeons at the Yale Eye Center perform a range of procedures, from Botox injections to fix wrinkles, to lifesaving surgeries to help treat cancers near the eye.
(March 2013) Gail Chiasson’s “puffy eyelids” had gotten so heavy she felt as if they’d become permanently half-shut. Not only did she look sleepy, she felt sleepy. She couldn’t read a book for long and grew especially concerned when a doctor trying to perform an eye test had to tape her lids out of the way.
She visited the Yale Eye Center, where a surgeon performed a blepharoplasty, a surgical procedure to lift the upper eyelids and improve vision. He also removed extra fat from her lower lids to improve her appearance. The results, says Chiasson, are “unbelievable, like night and day, from being sleepy to wide awake. I didn’t even realize how much the droopy lids had affected my peripheral vision.” (more…)