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Oculoplastics

Our surgeons are uniquely qualified to treat both medical and cosmetic problems related to the eyes. With services ranging from comprehensive eye exams, advanced cataract surgery, glaucoma surgery, LASIK, and oculoplastics, EyeCare Associates of South Tulsa offers a comprehensive range of cosmetic and medical eye procedures in the Tulsa area. Find out more about our oculoplastics below.

Oculoplastics

Our surgeons are uniquely qualified to treat both medical and cosmetic problems related to the eyes. With services ranging from comprehensive eye exams, advanced cataract surgery, glaucoma surgery, LASIK, and oculoplastics, EyeCare Associates of South Tulsa offers a comprehensive range of cosmetic and medical eye procedures in the Tulsa area. Find out more about our oculoplastics below.

Reconstructive

Blepharoplasty, also commonly known as an eyelid lift, is a procedure that removes excess eyelid skin from the upper lid.  This procedure has natural results creating a more youthful look while improving vision.

In most cases the excess skin hangs into your field of vision and can cause difficulty with daily tasks such as reading or driving.  After appropriate testing is performed, the tests are submitted to your insurance provider for coverage. A blepharoplasty can also be performed as cosmetic surgery, but most blepharoplasty surgeries are covered by insurance.

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Ptosis refers to an eyelid that is droopy and interfering with superior vision.  This can be a unilateral or bilateral condition and can affect any age group. This medical condition can be due to congenital defects at birth, neurological conditions, and trauma.

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Brow ptosis is a descent of the brow and brow fat pad and typically occurs as we get age. All patients should undergo a complete Ophthalmic plastics examination. Also, patients considering blepharoplasty should be evaluated for brow repositioning surgery and their brow ptosis should be treated at the same time if necessary.

Your eyelids need to work properly in order to distribute the tear film smoothly over the eye and to cover the eye completely when the eyelids are closed. If this closure does not occur, it can result in Eye irritation and dryness can occur if this complete closure . There can be problems with the cornea including exposure where the surface can become very rough. It can also lead to ulceration, infection, and in severe cases, perforation of the cornea.

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Blepharospasm, aka eyelid spasms, is abnormal contraction of the eyelid muscles leading to involuntary closure of both eyelids.

Symptoms usually begin as mild and infrequent spasms that progress over time to forceful and frequent contractures of the eyelids.

The treatment of choice for blepharospasm is periodic injection of botulinum toxin into the orbicularis oculi muscle.

Benign Essential blepharospasm is a clinical diagnosis and must be distinguished from secondary blepharospasm, which can occur in association with a syndrome, movement disorder, or a specific ocular disease such as in reflex blepharospasm secondary to ocular irritation.

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“Eyelid lesion” refers to both benign and malignant eyelid tumors.  The most common benign eyelid lesions are styes, cysts, moles, and papillae.  These are all considered medical conditions and insurance covers the removal such lesions.

Removal of malignant tumors from the eyelid possess a unique challenge because the entire tumor should be removed, but the integrity of the eyelid for function and cosmesis is extremely important.   Without a functioning eyelid, the eye is at risk for dryness and infection.  The eyes also function to many patients as part of their personality and who they are.  Achieving  the best cosmetic outcome after tumor removal is invaluable.

Ectropion is an eyelid that turns out from the eye and can cause exposure or dryness of the eye. This is a medical condition that occurs because of aging changes to the eyelid muscle, or scarring from chronic sun damage that pulls the eyelid down.  Artificial tears and lubricating ointments can help relieve symptoms of entropion, but usually surgery is needed to fully correct the condition.

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Entropion is an eyelid that turns in on the eye causing the eyelashes continuously rub against the cornea causing irritation. Artificial tears and lubricating ointments can help relieve symptoms of entropion, but usually surgery is needed to fully correct the condition. Left untreated, entropion can cause damage to the transparent covering in the front part of your eye (cornea), eye infections and vision loss.

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Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Lift)

Blepharoplasty, also commonly known as an eyelid lift, is a procedure that removes excess eyelid skin from the upper lid.  This procedure has natural results creating a more youthful look while improving vision.

In most cases the excess skin hangs into your field of vision and can cause difficulty with daily tasks such as reading or driving.  After appropriate testing is performed, the tests are submitted to your insurance provider for coverage. A blepharoplasty can also be performed as cosmetic surgery, but most blepharoplasty surgeries are covered by insurance.

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Eyelid Ptosis

Ptosis refers to an eyelid that is droopy and interfering with superior vision.  This can be a unilateral or bilateral condition and can affect any age group. This medical condition can be due to congenital defects at birth, neurological conditions, and trauma.

View Video

Brow Ptosis

Brow ptosis is a descent of the brow and brow fat pad and typically occurs as we get age. All patients should undergo a complete Ophthalmic plastics examination. Also, patients considering blepharoplasty should be evaluated for brow repositioning surgery and their brow ptosis should be treated at the same time if necessary.

Eyelid Ectropion and Entropion

Ectropion is an eyelid that turns out from the eye and can cause exposure or dryness of the eye. This is a medical condition that occurs because of aging changes to the eyelid muscle, or scarring from chronic sun damage that pulls the eyelid down.  Artificial tears and lubricating ointments can help relieve symptoms of entropion, but usually surgery is needed to fully correct the condition.

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Entropion is an eyelid that turns in on the eye causing the eyelashes continuously rub against the cornea causing irritation. Artificial tears and lubricating ointments can help relieve symptoms of entropion, but usually surgery is needed to fully correct the condition. Left untreated, entropion can cause damage to the transparent covering in the front part of your eye (cornea), eye infections and vision loss.

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Poor Eyelid Closure

Your eyelids need to work properly in order to distribute the tear film smoothly over the eye and to cover the eye completely when the eyelids are closed. If this closure does not occur, it can result in Eye irritation and dryness can occur if this complete closure . There can be problems with the cornea including exposure where the surface can become very rough. It can also lead to ulceration, infection, and in severe cases, perforation of the cornea.

View Video

Eyelid Lesion

“Eyelid lesion” refers to both benign and malignant eyelid tumors.  The most common benign eyelid lesions are styes, cysts, moles, and papillae.  These are all considered medical conditions and insurance covers the removal such lesions.

Removal of malignant tumors from the eyelid possess a unique challenge because the entire tumor should be removed, but the integrity of the eyelid for function and cosmesis is extremely important.   Without a functioning eyelid, the eye is at risk for dryness and infection.  The eyes also function to many patients as part of their personality and who they are.  Achieving  the best cosmetic outcome after tumor removal is invaluable.

Facial Spasms

Blepharospasm, aka eyelid spasms, is abnormal contraction of the eyelid muscles leading to involuntary closure of both eyelids.

Symptoms usually begin as mild and infrequent spasms that progress over time to forceful and frequent contractures of the eyelids.

The treatment of choice for blepharospasm is periodic injection of botulinum toxin into the orbicularis oculi muscle.

Benign Essential blepharospasm is a clinical diagnosis and must be distinguished from secondary blepharospasm, which can occur in association with a syndrome, movement disorder, or a specific ocular disease such as in reflex blepharospasm secondary to ocular irritation.

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Cosmetic

An eyelid lift is a cosmetic procedure that surgically removes excess fat, muscle and skin from the upper and lower eyelids. This procedure addresses drooping or puffy eyes and creates a more rested and youthful appearance.

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brow lift, also known as a forehead lift, is a cosmetic procedure to raise the brows. By raising the soft tissue and skin of the forehead and brow, the appearance of the forehead, brow, and area around the eyes is improved.

Meet Your Surgeon

Dr. Kelli Dyer, D.O.

Board Certified Ophthalmic Surgeon

Clinical Retina Fellow

A Board Certified Ophthalmologist trained in the medical and surgical management of ocular disease. She is a skilled surgeon trained in many procedures including advanced cataract surgery, glaucoma, oculoplastics, intraocular injections and laser eye surgery. In addition to her comprehensive ophthalmology training, Dr. Dyer is fellowship trained in the management of retinal pathology including diabetic retinopathy, age related macular degeneration, retinal lesions, and retinal artery and vein occlusions. She performs diagnostic and therapeutic procedures including digital photography, angiography and optical coherence tomography (OCT) to evaluate for retinal and optic nerve pathology. Dr. Dyer uses intraocular medications and performs laser eye surgery in the management of retinal pathology. She will discuss all appropriate treatment options with you and ensure your visit is informative and enjoyable.

Dr. Dyer, originally from Edmond, Oklahoma, graduated Phi Beta Kappa from The University of Oklahoma. She completed her medical school training at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences graduating in the top of her class. Dr. Dyer completed her ophthalmology residency through Michigan State University’s St. John Providence Health System, where she served as Chief Intern and Chief Resident. Dr. Dyer completed a medical retinal fellowship at the William P. Beetham Eye Institute and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary through Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts. At the Joslin Diabetes Center’s William P. Beetham Eye Institute, Dr. Dyer trained under Drs Lloyd M. and Lloyd Paul Aiello, the world leaders in diabetic eye disease research and management. There she participated in many research projects and study papers that help define today’s standard of care for diabetic retinopathy management.

Dr. Dyer is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Ophthalmology and the American Osteopathic Association. She is a member of the American Osteopathic Colleges of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Lad Atkins, D.O., A.A.C.S., A.C.O.S.

Dr. Atkins is one of Tulsa’s most popular and respected plastic surgeons. He strives to provide every patient with a personalized experience that includes the highest quality of medical care and ethics. Each patient receives their own customized surgical plan to give them the best outcome possible. His education includes :University of Arkansas – Fayetteville, AR, Oklahoma State University – College of Osteopathic Medicine and Medical Center of Independence (MO) -Surgical Residency. Dr. Atkins is affiliated with The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, The American College of Surgeons, The American Osteopathic Association, The Oklahoma Osteopathic Association, The Medical Director of Wound Care, The Emergency at Pinnacle Specialty Hospital and The Emergency Physician for Bristow Medical Center. He currently resides in Tulsa, OK with his wife and children.

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