Plastic and Reconstructive Eye Surgery
Dr. Jennifer Hui is an experienced oculoplastic surgeon with a board certification from the American Board of Ophthalmology. She has had the privilege to serve as an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute for three years as a member of the Oculoplastics department. Dr. Hui was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons in 2012.
She is also an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Loma Linda University and is the sole physician in their Oculoplastics Department. Patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert and nearby areas can receive state of the art eyelid surgery and other eye related functional and cosmetic treatments at Dr. Hui’s office.
As a qualified oculoplastic surgeon, Dr. Hui provides a wide range of eye related plastic and reconstructive surgery procedures. Some of the key procedures provided by her for patients in and around Palm Springs and Palm Desert include the following.
Upper Eyelid Surgery
Patients may seek upper eyelid surgery as a cosmetic procedure to achieve a rejuvenated appearance for the eyes and surrounding areas. In some cases, along with loose skin over the upper eyelids, an underlying problem of ptosis may also exist. Dr. Hui can identify this problem carefully and correct the condition of ptosis along with upper eyelid blepharoplasty.
This can ensure an optimal outcome for the patient with more youthful looking eyes. The procedure involves an incision along the contour of the eyelid crease. The excess skin is removed through the incision in a precise manner and the incision is closed with fine sutures.
Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty
Lower eyelids may appear puffy and tired looking due to weak eyelid muscle and tissue. An experienced oculoplastic surgeon such as Dr. Hui can correct this condition effectively by making incisions either on the skin or inside the eyelid to remove the excess skin that is causing a puffy appearance. The goal is to achieve a more youthful and rested appearance for the eyes without leaving a conspicuous scar.
Entropion or Ectropion Corrective Surgery
Aging factor or a previous eyelid surgery may result in skin laxity in the eyelids. This may result in turning in or out of the eyelids. When the eyelid margin turns inwards, it is called entropion. In contrast, when the lower eyelid margin and lashes turn outward, it is called ectropion. Apart from making the eyes appear saggy and tired looking these conditions can also result in eye dryness and a foreign body sensation. Dr. Hui performs a surgery on an outpatient basis to correct these conditions. Patients in and around Palm Springs and Palm Deserts may consult with her for these conditions.
Eyelid Surgery Repair
In some cases, the eyelid may be affected by basal cell carcinoma or another type of skin cancer. These tumors can be removed with Mohs surgical technique. Following this treatment, it is necessary to reconstruct the eyelid in order to achieve an optimal cosmetic and functional outcome. As an expert oculoplastic surgeon, Dr. Hui performs this reconstruction eyelid procedure.
Thyroid Eye Disease
Graves’ Ophthalmopathy, thyroid related disease may cause inflammation of the eye muscles. The swollen muscles can put pressure on the optic nerve, and the patient is at a risk of vision loss. When other medical options are exhausted, an orbital decompression procedure may be performed to create more space for the swollen eye muscles.
Eyelid position can also be improved surgically to reduce dryness and enhance appearance. This involves raising the lower eyelids and lowering of the upper eyelids by performing a hard palate graft. In this technique, tissue is taken from the roof of the mouth and added appropriately to achieve the best cosmetic results.