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Eyelid problems... Dr. Neil Nichols joins North Shore eye care

Oct 3, 2010 @ 11:29 PM — by unknown

Dr. Neil Nichols, a board certified eye surgeon and oculoplastic specialist, is now taking care of all of the North Shore eye care patients with eyelid problems.  Dr. Nichols has done additional fellowship training in cornea and oculoplastics.  He now handles all of the eyelid problems at North Shore eye care

North Shore eye care offers oculoplastics in smithtown new york

Aug 8, 2010 @ 04:51 PM — by unknown

North Shore eye care, a leader in eye care in long island new york now offers oculoplastics to their patients.  Our board certified eye doctors are happy to have Dr. Neil Nichols coming to our smithtown new york office to help patients with eyelid problems such as ptosis, dermatochalasis, ectropion, and entropion.

Ptosis or "droopy eyelids"

Mar 19, 2010 @ 12:41 AM — by John Mauro

The word Ptosis refers to an abnormal drooping of the upper eyelid. This may occur for many reasons. At North Shore Eye Care we typically see patients who have dermatochalasis, which is a fancy term that means your lids may be droopy from excess skin above your eyes that develops as we get older. Patients usually start to notice that one eye appears smaller than the other, which appears that way, but in reality it’s that one eye is droopier than the other. Some individuals find that their drooping eyelids  actually make them feel sleepy, while others feel it gives them headaches because they constantly need to raise their eyebrows to lift the eyelids to see better. Many patients also find themselves lifting there head up and back to see better and that can lead to upper neck and back pain and strain. When you see an ophthalmologist, they will examine your eyes and perform  several tests to establish what the cause of your eyelid  droop is. They will also perfo