Thyroid Eye Disease
Thyroid eye disease is a disorder of the immune system. It is not known why white blood cells involved in the body’s protective defenses begin to attack the body’s own tissues. When lymphocytes attack the thyroid gland, it responds by producing too much thyroid hormone. This causes symptoms of nervousness, rapid heartbeat, tremor, weight-loss, and other features of hyperthyroidism. When the immune system attacks the tissues around the eyes, it causes the eye muscles or fat to expand.
Trauma to the eye, eyelids, orbit and facial bones are common occurrences. These injuries can cause eyelid laceration, tear drain injuries, bleeding within and bruising around the eye, or fractures of the bones of the eye socket.
Whenever the skin sustains damage, there is the possibility of scarring. This can result from a variety of injuries or surgical procedures, regardless of the skill of your surgeon. However, Dr. Douglas has many novel options to treat and improve facial scars.
Anophthalmia means the absence of one or both eyes. This can occur for a variety of reasons – congenital or acquired – and at a variety of ages.
It is physically and emotionally traumatic to lose an eye. While there is no treatment to create a new eye or restore vision, the goal is to restore a patient’s confidence and appearance under the most stressful circumstances.
Prominent Eyes and Post Blepharoplasty
Patients often notice that their eyes appear very prominent and their eyelids are retracted, revealing a great deal of white under the center of the eye. This can occur naturally when someone has relatively small cheekbones or be exacerbated after blepharoplasty (eye lid lift) surgery. In addition to appearance concerns, the patient can experience constant pain, redness and irritation.
The incidence of skin cancer is increasing exponentially in the United States. In fact, the number of skin cancers diagnosed every year exceeds the total of all other types of cancers combined. As a result, treatments have evolved to provide potentially higher cure rates and improved cosmetic outcomes.
Dr. Douglas specializes in the restoration of all small and large skin cancer and reconstruction using advancement/rotation flaps, skin grafts, and scar revision techniques.