Fix for drooping eye lids
Skin around the eyes is the thinnest on the face and can show the first signs of aging. Over time, eyelid skin can stretch and even limit vision. The same problem causes "bags" to form under the eyes.
Fortunately, a common surgery can improve side vision and appearance. In some cases, medical insurance can pay some of the costs.
UTMB Health ophthalmologist Dr. Brian Wong said, "We can submit photos and document peripheral vision loss from droopy eyelids for possible insurance coverage."
Dr. Wong is a fellowship-trained surgeon specializing in oculoplastics, a wide variety of surgical procedures that deal with the eye socket, eyelids, tear ducts, and the face.
In his more than 20 years at UTMB he has performed hundreds of eyelid surgeries.
"I work closely with each patient to make sure they get the expected outcome. I want them to be well cared for and happy every step of the way, from evaluation to surgery and follow-up care."
In addition to continuing to care for patients, Dr. Wong is applying his extensive experience to a new role, medical director, for UTMB Health Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences.