Conditions We Treat

At Columbia, our oculoplastic surgeons treat conditions involving the orbit (eye socket), eyelids, tear ducts, and face. These include:

  • Dermatochalasis (excess eyelid skin and fat)
  • Ectropion (eyelid turned out away from the eyeball)
  • Entropion (eyelid rolled in towards the eyeball)
  • Eyelid ptosis (droopy upper eyelids)
  • Eyelid retraction (eyelids too wide open)
  • Lagophthalmos (eyelids that will not close properly)
  • Lacrimal disorders – These are problems with the eye’s tear drainage system that cause abnormal tearing. They include:
    • Punctal obstruction
    • Canalicular obstruction
    • Nasolacrimal duct obstruction
  • Benign and malignant eyelid lesions and tumors
  • Chalazion (eyelid styes)
  • Thyroid eye disease (also called Graves’ disease)
  • Blepharospasm (eyelids blink too often)
  • Orbital tumors
  • Orbital inflammation (orbital pseudotumor)
  • Orbital fractures