Plastic and reconstructive oculoplastic surgery involves repairing areas that are causing visual impairment. This can include drooping upper eyelids or heavy brows that impede your field of vision. Because these procedures are considered medically necessary, it is possible that plastic and reconstructive procedures may be covered by your health insurance. This determination is made by Dr. Wilkes after a thorough evaluation.
Every person has unique desires, needs and reasons for visiting Dr. Wilkes. Some people are seeking relief from impaired vision or reconstruction from a traumatic injury, while others are seeking a more youthful and vibrant appearance.
In his approach to patient care, Dr. Wilkes believes that every person deserves individual attention and care to meet their unique needs. He is dedicated to listening and communicating with his patients and he is known for his surgical skill – minimizing patient discomfort while delivering exceptional results.
As we age, the skin and muscles around the eye can lose their elasticity, causing our upper lids to sink into our field of vision. This can affect our daily life by constricting our field of vision, as well as cause our eyes to appear tired or aged.
By repairing and tailoring the skin around the eye, we are able to restore a full field of vision, as well as a more youthful appearance.
Our eyes are constantly creating and then draining tears that protect and lubricate the surface of the eye. When one of these functions is impaired or reduced, this can cause the eyes to feel discomfort or become irritated. These conditions are generally referred to as dry eye syndrome, but the symptoms of dry eye syndrome can actually include excessive tears. This can occur when the eye’s draining ducts are obstructed, causing the tears to overflow. Correcting this function can help the eye’s ducts drain properly and reduce excess tearing.
Eyelid bumps, lumps, or lesions are very common and can be either benign or malignant. In order to determine the status of any growth, Dr. Wilkes will take a biopsy and have it analyzed to see what further steps should be taken.
While Botox is more widely known for it’s rejuvenative uses, it is also FDA approved as a preventative methods for certain types of migraine headaches. In these chronic and severe cases, Dr. Wilkes will treat patients with Botox on a periodic basis to help contain and reduce the frequency and severity of their migraine headaches.
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