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Understanding Thyroid Eye Disease

Navigating Thyroid Eye Disease with a SightMD Oculoplastic Surgeon Thyroid Eye Disease (TED), also known as Graves’ ophthalmopathy or Graves’ orbitopathy, is a complex autoimmune condition that affects the eyes and surrounding tissues. The impact of TED extends beyond...

February 05, 2024
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Looking Your Best

Effectively Treating an Annoying Chalazia

Chalazia, those pesky eyelid bumps, can be a source of annoyance and discomfort. These small, painless lumps form when the oil glands in the eyelids become clogged and inflamed. While chalazia are usually harmless and tend to resolve on...

December 19, 2023
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Advances in Eye Care

What type of doctor is best for eyelid surgery?

At SightMD, we know how important it is for our patients to access the eye care they need or desire. In some cases, it may be medically necessary or cosmetically preferable to receive plastic surgery on the delicate areas surrounding...

September 04, 2023
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Close up of womans eyes before and after oculoplastic surgery

Advances in Eye Care

Is Oculoplastic Surgery Safe?

An oculoplastic procedure is a type of surgery done around the eyes. You may have this procedure to correct a medical problem or for cosmetic reasons. Oculoplastic procedures are usually done by eye doctors (ophthalmologists) who have special training...

June 02, 2023
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Advances in Eye Care, Getting Care

What are common causes for Eyelid Cancer?

Cancer can grow on any part of the body, including the eyelids. When cells start to grow at an unpredictable rate around your eyes, they may form a tumor. It is important to find out whether or not that tumor...

May 19, 2023
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Advances in Eye Care

What should I look for with Eyelid Skin Cancer

Cancer is a disease which, unfortunately, can affect anywhere inside or outside the body. Even the eyelids are not immune to the possibility of developing cancer. While this is an uncomfortable possibility to discuss – let alone actually suffer...

April 04, 2023
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Eye and Ear Health, Getting Care

How Do I Tell f I Have Eyelid Cancer?

The term “eyelid cancer” sounds grim. And while it is something that should be taken seriously and attended to carefully, it is a relatively common condition and is not unique as a place for skin cancer to develop. If...

November 30, 2022
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Advances in Eye Care

Corneal Neurotization for Neurotrophic Keratitis

Eye numbness or corneal anesthesia, also known as neurotrophic keratopathy, is a condition where the nerves in the cornea are absent or damaged, which can eventually lead to blindness. Corneal neurotization is a surgery offered by Leon Rafailov, MD...

September 23, 2022
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Eye and Ear Health

The Best Treatments to Get Rid of a Stye

A stye (spelled STYE, not STY like where the pigs live) is a usually harmless but irritating bump on your eyelid. In most cases a stye will go away on its own, but there are several treatments that can...

April 06, 2022
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