The eyelids may experience increased laxity after previous eyelid or facial surgery, or as a result of time.  The eyelid may consequently turn in or out. Entropion is a condition where the eyelid margin (eyelash line) turns inward. The eyelashes rub against the eye, causing irritation, scratchiness, tearing, and redness. In contrast, ectropion is the outward turning of the lower eyelid margin and lashes. It results in the appearance of a saggy eyelid or aging eyelid. It may be caused by tissue laxity or scarring of the lid. This malposition and sagging can cause dryness of the eye and a foreign body sensation (like something is always in the eye). Tearing may result from the dryness or from misalignment of the tear drainage system.

These eyelid malpositions may be corrected with an outpatient procedure. An oculoplastic surgeon is uniquely trained to identify the delicate, affected muscles and restore their proper position and function. Dr. Hui will meet with you and perform a detailed examination to determine the exact cause in your particular case. She will tailor the surgical approach and discuss the best option with you to restore your eyelid position and address the eye irritation. Procedures are performed on an outpatient basis with minimal postoperative pain. Most patients resume their normal activities one week after surgery.

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Dr. Jennifer Hui is a board certified oculoplastic surgeon providing state of the art treatments for eyelid surgery and other eye and face related procedures.


An oculoplastic surgeon specializes in surgery of the eyelids and orbit (tissues around the eye) and the lacrimal system (tear duct system). After medical school, a one year internship and three year residency in Ophthalmology (eye surgery) are completed. An additional two year fellowship in Oculoplastic surgery gives your surgeon the intricate knowledge of eyelid, orbital and lacrimal anatomy that is required for an optimal outcome. Dr. Hui is a board certified Ophthalmologist and a member of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (a very select group of approximately 1,000 Oculoplastic surgeons in the United States).
Dr. Hui will meet with you personally to discuss your goals. After a review of your history and an examination, she will recommend the optimal plan for you. Dr. Hui personally performs all surgeries and cosmetic procedures (filler and Botox). We have a small close knit office, and the staff and I are in constant communication to take the best care of you possible.
Surgery may be performed in the office with local anesthesia or at an outpatient surgery center with intravenous sedation. Dr. Hui will help you determine the ideal location for your procedure after your first meeting.
In most cases, after a week of light activity (no strenuous exercise OR heavy lifting), you are able to return to your usual activities. Dr. Hui will review the recommendations for your particular procedure after she reviews your history and the treatment plan.

In most cases, patients do not take any post-operative pain medication, or Tylenol. If needed, additional pain medication may be prescribed.

Dr. Hui will examine your surgical sites and assess your healing. Any specific concerns will be addressed and post-operative care tailored to your particular needs. In most cases, dissolving sutures are used. However, if non dissolving sutures are used, she will remove those 1-2 weeks after surgery.

In some cases, insurance MAY cover some of your surgical procedures IF deemed medically necessary. Dr. Hui will evaluate your history particular case and discuss if insurance coverage may be possible.

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From my first office visit to my surgery I was treated with great care. Dr. Hui and her staff made me feel very comfortable and very at ease. Thank you for everything.


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I had the best experience ever! She is very knowledgeable and helpful and her staff is very professional. I am very pleased with the results and will definitely see her again in the future.


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Bilateral Lower Lid Ectropion