Saturday, March 9, 2013

What's drying out your eyes?


As a Florida plastic surgeon,  one of my favorite operations is an upper eyelid Blepharoplasty or eyelid lift.

Before and after photos of a blepharoplasty

The most common complication following a Blepharoplasty is dry eyes.   


There are several herbal products associated with dry eyes.  One is Niacin or vitamin B3.  Others include Echinacea, kava and anti-cholinergic alkaloids.  I have requested all my patients to stop ALL herbal supplements.  


Keeping things simple is the best.

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