Iowa City Oculoplastic Surgeon
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, Iowa 52242 US
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Ptosis Surgery- Houston, TX

I was operated and he cut to mutch skin on the upper eyelid can't blink on my eye and have other problems. Don't let him operat on you he destroyed my eye. I am now seeking a doctor that can fixe those problem I got after going under the knife. Always read reviews and look for education and after pitchers of patient.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology


American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS)

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Allen has hospital affiliations at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BS in Chemistry, Duke University, 1987
    Medical: MD, Baylor College of Medicine, 1995
    Graduate: PhD in Human and Molecular Genetics, Baylor College of Medicne, 1995
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: Internal Medicine, University of New Mexico, 1996
    Residency: Ophthalmology, University of Iowa, 1999
    Fellowship: Oculoplastic Surgery, University of Iowa, 2006

Treatments offered at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics - Dept OPH.

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Eye Irritation Following Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty?

After any eyelid surgery, it is common to have some temporary eye irritation. This can be due to any sutures on the inside of the lid or the eyelids... READ MORE

Candidate for Transconjunctival Blepharoplasty? (photo)

I think you would appreciate the results of a transconjunctival blepharoplasty. You have fat that should be able to be accessed relatively easily. I... READ MORE

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