If you’ve been looking in the mirror and wishing there was something you could do to erase the telltale signs of aging on your face, you’re not alone. As we age, our skin produces less collagen and elastin, which means we lose facial volume and gain wrinkles. Think of it like the surface and shape of a grape. It starts out plump and smooth, but over time the skin becomes drier and more wrinkled as the volume inside the grape decreases. (more…)
If you’ve ever seen floating specks or small flashes of light in your field of vision, you’ve most likely wondered what was causing them and if you should be concerned that there’s a problem with your eyes.
The appearance of these “floaters and flashes” stems from the fluid that fills the inside of the eye, which is called the vitreous gel. When small strands or clumps of tissue form in the vitreous gel, they cast shadows on the retina. These shadows may look like floating specks, circles, lines or cobwebs in your field of vision, and are often visible when looking at a plain background, such as a blank piece of paper or a clear, blue sky. (more…)
Fillers are commonly used around the eyes to rejuvenate the overall appearance of the face. While many people have heard about fillers, most wonder about how safe they are and how they work.
Like other non-surgical cosmetic procedures, such as Botox, peels, and laser treatments, fillers are safe and effective for smoothing fine lines or adding volume and support to help lift and contour wrinkles and folds in the face.
Macular degeneration is a relatively common condition that results in the loss of central vision. This means that when you’re looking directly at an object, whether near or far, your vision will be blurry and you won’t be able to see details. However, your peripheral vision is not affected. (more…)
Dr. Anzeljc was recently invited on to The Dr. Bob Show to discuss oculoplastic surgery. Dr. Bob Overholt opened the segment by acknowledging that it’s common to stress the importance of regular eye exams for detecting problems within the eye, like cataracts or to see if the back of the eye indicates general health problems such as high blood pressure.
“But what if there are problems on the outside of the eye?” Dr. Bob asked. Problems outside the eye might involve the orbit, the lid, blocked or excessive tearing, or a laceration. He noted that in those cases, special oculoplastic surgeries may be needed to relieve these issues. (more…)
The pupils of your eyes normally get smaller when exposed to light. Eye dilation is when your eye doctor uses special eye drops to dilate, or widen, your pupils. The drops force your pupils to stay open even when the eye doctor shines light in your eyes. This allows the eye doctor to more clearly see the back of your eye, including the retina, the macula, and the optic nerve.
As we age, the amount of collagen and elastin our skin produces decreases, which is an unavoidable result of aging. This decrease, along with sun exposure and genetics, is one of the main causes of under-eye wrinkles that can make us look tired or older than we actually are.
However, all hope is not lost! There are reliable, safe, and effective ways today to improve the appearance of sagging or wrinkled skin under the eyes. Here are 5 of the best treatments that tighten the skin underneath eyes for a more youthful appearance. (more…)
LASIK eye surgery is the most common form of vision correction surgery. The laser procedure makes precise corrections of the cornea to restore vision for those who are nearsighted, farsighted, or who have astigmatism. While results vary, most patients report 20/20 vision after LASIK eye surgery.
LASIK utilizes lasers to reshape the cornea to improve how the eye focuses. The degree of reshaping is based on the thickness and curvature of your cornea, which is measured with a 3D map of your eye, much like how a topographical map that shows mountains and valleys. The details from the map are taken into account along with information about the type and degree of vision needed for optimal results.