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I Don’t Know Why I Look So Sleepy!

I don’t know why I look so sleepy! This is a very common question that patients ask! Some people, no matter how rested they are, still look tired. My aunt was a classic example. Even after being on a cruise ship without a worry in the world for two weeks, she returned from vacation feeling … Read More »


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Eyelids: The windshield wipers of the eyes

One of my mentors used to call the eyelids the windshield wipers of the eyes. This simple yet accurate comparison is very true! When considering that the eyelids blink 15-20 times a minute, there is a lot of contact between the eyelids and the eyeball. During my training as an eyelid expert, I learned dozens … Read More »


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Be Careful, You’ll Poke Your Eye Out

“Be careful, you’ll poke your eye out” This is the classic statement I remember my mom telling my brother and me as we grew up. We were two rambunctious little boys who were always climbing or throwing things at each other. During my ophthalmology residency, I spent many a night repairing eyes that had been … Read More »


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Lumps and Bumps on the Lids

By Dr. Maximilian Padilla Bumps frequently appear upon the eyelids. These eyelid lesions can pop up overnight or can slowly grow for years. They can be big, or small, and come in a multitude of colors. In my career, I have started to classify bumps of the eyelids into three categories: Suspicious, low suspicion, and … Read More »


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Raise the Bar By Raising The Brow

By Dr. Maximilian Padilla The other day I started to paint a portrait of my one-year-old nephew and as I sketched out the outline and features of his face I remembered back to my undergraduate years. One of my favorite art professors taught a portrait painting class in which we learned about the ratios of … Read More »


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Zoom-tastic Appearance

As we all do our part to stop the spread of COVID-19, which has included wearing a mask, social distancing and a lot of Zoom and FaceTime calls, we’re forced to discover new and unique strategies of communicating.  All of these changes in society have changed the way people look at us, and shifted the … Read More »


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Starting the Day Out Right

By Dr. Padilla A few weeks ago, I woke up and opened my eyes, but couldn’t see anything because my eyes were still closed! I pried my lids open and upon looking in the mirror saw that there was a significant amount of crusted material on my eyelashes. My eyelids had been looking red and thicker … Read More »


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Uniquely Uplifting

By Dr. Maximilian Padilla During my surgical training, I learned eight different ways to correct a droopy eyelid. These complex surgical procedures involved complicated anatomy, tissue planes, and meticulous suturing.  Today, I learned a new technique for correcting a sagging eyelid, and it’s not even a surgery!  In fact, this is a treatment that patients can perform on … Read More »


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“The Stye Guy” By Dr. Maximilian Padilla

One morning last year I woke up and my left lower eyelid felt a little different.  Thinking nothing of it I walked into work and my fellowship director looked at me from across the room and said, “You have a stye”! Stye is a broad term for a harmless growth on the eyelid.  A more … Read More »


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Endoscopic Brow Lifts – By Leaps and Bounds

An endoscopic brow lift is a far cry from the old-style coronal brow lifts. The classic coronal brow lifts would often leave people with a permanently surprised expression, and a large and unsightly scar. Now, thanks to modern surgical techniques, the endoscopic brow lift is much less invasive and more effective, giving you completely natural-looking … Read More »


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