Medically Needed Upper Eyelid Surgery? - Shreveport, LA

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I was referred by my ophthalmologist to a...

I was referred by my ophthalmologist to a oculoplastic ( may be spelled wrong ) surgeon, who specializes in oculoplastic surgery & neuro-ophthalmology. My ophthalmologist stated that just doing an upper eye lift would do no good, that the muscles in my eyelids needed to be fixed. I found out that my upper eyelids are blocking my vision. This specialist is the only one in our state that does this type of surgery. My ophthalmologist says that my insurance ( medicare and blue cross) will cover this surgery. I am unable to see unable to see the surgeon until March 20th. I am worried about the visual field exam and what it involves. My eyelids, do at times appear more droopy than at other times. Some days they look fine to me. Is this sometimes normal? I am asking for all any information in reguards to the testing and any other information. Will keep you informed on how the consulation goes. Mean while any and all information would be appreciated. I have read his reviews and found only one that complained and stated she had to wait for 3 hrs. to see him and that he was very brief and rude, she did not say what he was rude about.

Medically needed upper eyelid surgery

I will go on the 20th for my consult with the oculo plastic surgeon, that I was referred to. I am nervous and excited. Will let everyone know what he says about doing my surgery.

Medically needed upper eyelid Surgery

Medically Needed Upper eyelid Surgery

This is a picture of my eyes before I go to the MD that I was referred to, on March 20th for my consult. Would love to hear from anyone ; do you think I need the Upper eyelid surgery?
Yes , I do feel that it is effecting my reading, driving and increased headaches across my forehead.

Update on Medically Needed Upper Eyelid Surgry

I will go for my consulation this Thursday. I guess the doctor will do a vision field screen to see if I really need the surgery. I am both nervous and excited to find out the results. If I am in need of it , my insurance will cover it, so everyone keep your fingers crossed for me. Will up date again on Thursday after seeing MD.

Update on Medically Needed Upper Eyelid Surery

I went and met Dr. Vekovius for my consult today. I was really put through a battery of eye test. Yes, I do need the surgery and my insurance will pay for it. The surgery is set up for April 16th. I think that is about 3 weeks away.
I also was able to meet several women that had their eye surgery 1 week ago. Man, they looked GREAT ! No swelling and a very small amount of bruising along the cheek area. All the ladies could not rave enough about the doctor. They said it was the easiest surgery that they had ever had.
So with that I can't hardly wait for my surgery date to get here. Will post pictures right after the surgery.

Medically Needed Upper Eyelid Surgery

I will have a 3 hour trip back home from my surgery. I need some advise on how I can keep ice packs on my eyes for that long. Would appreciate any advise. I know that the MD uses stiches that dissolve. I don't know if I can put anything wet on them right after surgery; if not how am I going to keep ice packs on them ?

Surgery date getting closer ( April 16th)

I am so excited. Have had all my pre-op work done; EKG and lab work and was cleared for surgery. I can't wait till the " big Day " is here. I am so excited, not nervous at all about the surgery. Have been quite busy with too many other things to even think about the surgery. Will try to post more often, I have had so many other things going on that I just haven't had time to do anything except shower and far in bed.

Surgery this coming Wed.

I am so excited. Only a day before the " big day" yea ! Not nervous at all for some reason. Will just be glad when it is over. Thanks to everyone for all the great advise and encouragement.

Surgery was a piece of cake

Today is Monday; had my surgery on Wednesday. No pain, very little and just a couple of small brusies . Can't see suture lines except where they are tied at the corner of each eye. They are to be removed this coming Wed. I had only the upper eyelids done, did not need any work on the bottom. They both look the same shape and very natural. No problems closing my eyes and only mim. amount of dry eyes. I am so happy that I had it done , my eyes look so rested and no longer droopy. Can't thank my doctor for such a wonderful job.

on upper eye lid surgery

My surgery was a breeze. I had only two very small bruises; which was in about a week. I returned one week to have my stiches removed by his nurse. His nurse instructed me to very gently wash my eye lids twice a day with baby shampoo and to be sure that my hands were clean before I washed my eyes. I did not have a lot of swelling. The nurse was amazed at how good my eyes looked in only a week. I think the most important thing that helped my eyes recover so quickly was that I kept ice packs on them for a week, and I slept in my recliner for 2 weeks after the surgery ( when I would try and lie down for a nap, my eyes would swell up) while continuing to keep ice packs on them off and on; rotating ice with warm heat packs after the first week. I love the way my eyes look, they are very natural looking. I will go back for my doctors visit on the 4th. of this month.
Shreveport Ophthalmologist

Dr. Vekovius was Super nice. He explained everything and answered any concerns that I had. I would highly recommend Dr. Vekovius to anyone in Louisiana. I had a 5 round trip drive ,but it was well worth the drive. He really knows what he is doing. Medicare paid every penny for the surgery.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
4 out of 5 stars Wait times
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