Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery “Blepharoplasty”

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Your eyes are often the first thing people notice about your face and are an important aspect of facial attractiveness. The eyelids protect one’s eyes in addition to adding to their cosmetic appearance. Unfortunately, over time your upper and/or lower eyelids may become “droopy” or “baggy” because the eyelid skin stretches, muscles weaken, and fat pockets bulge and become more prominent around the eyes. This most commonly occurs because of the aging process but also may be a hereditary condition that runs in your family.…

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Mike B.

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Visited Dr. Carey for a standard eye exam. It was very easy to make an appointment within about 2 weeks. When I arrived apparently I had my days mixed up and was a day late however the receptionist juggled some other appointments and was very helpful in getting me accommodated that day. I ended up waiting less than 15 minutes to be seen. The entire staff was so friendly and welcoming. Dr. Carey was very professional and took the time to thoroughly answer all my…

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Lisa F.

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I had a DCR procedure on my right eye. But the surgeon who performed the surgery in Tacoma did a bad job, and it had to be redone. Dr. Carey did it over and did a beautiful job. He is very skilled, professional & trustworthy. I would never have surgery on my eyes by anyone else. Also, finding a board certified occuloplastic surgeon is not easy. This is not a general plastic surgeon, but much more than that. He’s the best around & we’re fortunate…

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Orbital Fracture

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 Dr. Carey is a leading expert in the repair of fracture involving the orbital bones or bones that surround the eye. He operates on bones involving the inside of the orbit and its rim. Such fractures may result in deformities of the face, poor movement of the eye, double vision, or cause the eye to sink back into the orbit. Rim fractures are often referred to as Trimalar fractures because the Zygomatic bone (also called the Trimalar bone because of its three articulations or connections…

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Tear Drainage System (Lacrimal System) & Treatment

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Anatomy: The tear drain consists of two small openings called the puncta, one in your upper and the other in your lower eyelid. Each of these openings lead into a small tube called a canaliculus which, in turn, empties into the tear sac at the inside corner of your eye along your nose. An opening into the lacrimal sac leads into a canal called the nasolacrimal duct which passes through the bony structures surrounding your nose and empties tears into your nasal cavity (see Figure…

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Asian Eyelid Surgery

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It is important to recognize that there is a high degree of variation in the anatomy of the upper eyelids of Asians. Thus, not only should ethnicity be a factor in blepharoplasty, but also should each individual’s features. A common misconception is that all Asians are born without an upper eyelid crease. In reality, half the Asian population does have a natural crease. For each person, the shape and height of the crease and the relationship of the crease to the facial configuration is a…

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Thyroid Eye Disease & Treatment

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I. Introduction One of the most common problems people have with thyroid gland disease is varying degrees of eye difficulty. Eye problems are usually caused by abnormal swelling of the soft tissue surrounding the eyes and by enlargement of the muscles that move the eyes and open the eyelids. The reason for the swelling is an autoimmune reaction. The term “autoimmune” means that the immune system in your body attacks a part of your body, in this case the soft tissues of the eye. It…

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