Springs Aesthetics offers surgical and non-surgical treatments for eye conditions to help residents of Colorado Springs, South Denver, Castle Rock and other areas of Colorado. Eye conditions may be congenital, related to the aging process or linked to chronic medical conditions.
What are Eye Conditions?
Eye conditions are medical concerns that involve the eye socket, tear ducts, eyelids and other anatomical structures of or around the eye. These conditions may lead to complications without treatment or produce chronic symptoms that are disruptive to your quality of life. Many people rely on their general physician for treatment options, yet an ophthalmic specialist is a better choice. These physicians receive special training and education on eye conditions, and stay up-to-date with advances in the diagnostic and treatment protocols.
How Much Does Treatment for Eye Conditions Cost?
Treatment for eye conditions at Springs Aesthetic varies and is based upon an individualized plan that Dr. Burroughs develops with you during the consultation. Once he determines the best approach for your eye condition, we will discuss the cost and explain our financing options through CareCredit® and Alphaeon®.
What Eye Conditions Can Be Treated at Springs Aesthetics?
- Entropion/Ectropion that cause the lower eyelid to turn inward or outward
- Tearing disorders
- Thyroid Eye Disease that affects the fat and soft tissues of the eye
- Dry Eye , which may be acute or chronic
- Blepharospasm which describes unusual spasms of the eyelid muscles
- Orbital Tumors that may develop in the eye socket
Why Should I Choose Springs Aesthetics for My Eye Condition Treatment?
Dr. Burroughs is Board Certified and a Fellow of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, as well as the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is a recognized eye specialist and surgeon, and he shares his knowledge, techniques and innovations with patients and peers around the world.
What Should I Expect from Treatment for Eye Conditions?
Dr. Burroughs will explain the expected results of your treatment. Some conditions may require surgery while others may be treated with medications or less invasive methods.
Is There Any Recovery Required for Treating Eye Conditions?
You may have some healing after your treatment for an eye condition. Your eyes may be covered by bandages. If this is the case, you should arrange to have someone available at home to help with daily tasks and ensure that you take any medications as required. Swelling, discomfort, tenderness, tightness and minor bleeding from any incisions are the most common symptoms related to surgical treatments. We can provide further details about your recovery during the consultation.
What is Thyroid Eye Disease?
Thyroid problems (shown is actor Marty Feldman) can affect the eye in many ways and goes by a variety of terms that include: thyroid associated orbitopathy, thyroid associated ophthalmopathy, Graves disease, Hashimoto’s disease, and others. Women are affected more then men, but men tend to have a more serious form of the disease. Approximately 90% of the time, patients with thyroid “eye disease” will be hyperthyroid (too much thyroid hormone) but 5-10% have hypothyroidism or euthyroidism (normal thyroid levels). Hyperthyroidism is characterized by nervousness, weight loss, hair changes, warm intolerance, sweating, and irritability. Ocular manifestations can include double vision, red eyes, problems with eye closure (lagophthalmos), bulging of the eyes (proptosis), retraction of the eyelids, vision problems, and eye/orbital pain.
Most of the time, this autoimmune disease does not require surgical intervention. However, Dr. Burroughs is an expert orbital surgeon and performs surgery to remove some of the bone around the eye to make more room for the swollen and enlarged tissues in order to reduce their dangerous compressive effect on the eye and optic nerve. Rarely, emergent bony decompression surgery is required for orbital congestion that is causing vision loss. Dr. Burroughs prefers to perform “balanced” decompressions that have minimal incisions that heal well or nearly invisibly and which has less chance for causing worsened or new double vision issues. During a balanced decompression, the orbital volume is expanded by removing some bone between the eye and the ethmoid sinuses behind the nose and at the superior and lateral orbital bone between the eye and the brain and temple areas. Some thyroid eye disease patients have hypertrophy (too much) of orbital fat and benefit by fat removal and reconstructive eyelid surgery to allow the eyes to close better. Patients with orbital pain, eye exposure issues, and severe dryness vastly improve by reconstructive orbital and eyelid surgery. Shown is a patient with lower eyelid retraction that caused eye irritation and made her appear like she was always staring at people. She was very pleased following reconstruction by Dr. Burroughs.
For more than 20 years, Dr. John Burroughs has helped men and women in Colorado Springs, South Denver, Castle Rock and other areas of Colorado, as well as internationally, by providing exceptional care in facial plastic surgery and eyelid surgery. At his practice, he also offers medical spa treatments that are performed by his aestheticians to complement results and speed healing. To learn more about our treatments for eye conditions, contact us today to schedule a consultation.