Category Archives: V-Eye-P

What Causes My Eyes to Tear?

Tears are such an interesting product of the human body. I’m going to admit that I recently cried during a movie, and it’s a movie I watch a lot. The same part always brings tears to my eyes. When James Bond crashes his beautiful Aston Martin in Casino Royale always gets me! But in all … Read More »

Azul Newsletter 10

More Than Just the Eyes

We have covered so many eyelid conditions, concerns and treatments here on the Eyelid Expert blog, and today I get to do something special. This topic is near and dear to my heart and on the top of my mind every day – hair! Azul has recently started offering Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy as … Read More »


Why Are My Eyes Watering?

“The seasons are changing and my eyes are watering!” I love the holidays! Every year, I am always the first in the neighborhood to put up Christmas decorations. Last weekend, I was finishing putting up the lights on the front of my house and when I went to look at the results, my eyes wouldn’t … Read More »

Azul Newsletter 7

Puffy Eyes

When I woke up the other morning, I looked in the mirror and thought to myself, ‘Wow! My eyelids look puffy!’ For years, I have been seeing patients about their eyelid-related concerns, and every day, I have patients come in whose confidence has been shaken because of puffy eyelids. As I looked at myself in … Read More »

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I Don’t Know Why I Look So Sleepy!

I don’t know why I look so sleepy! This is a very common question that patients ask! Some people, no matter how rested they are, still look tired. My aunt was a classic example. Even after being on a cruise ship without a worry in the world for two weeks, she returned from vacation feeling … Read More »

Sept. Eyelid Expert

Eyelids: The windshield wipers of the eyes

One of my mentors used to call the eyelids the windshield wipers of the eyes. This simple yet accurate comparison is very true! When considering that the eyelids blink 15-20 times a minute, there is a lot of contact between the eyelids and the eyeball. During my training as an eyelid expert, I learned dozens … Read More »


Be Careful, You’ll Poke Your Eye Out

“Be careful, you’ll poke your eye out” This is the classic statement I remember my mom telling my brother and me as we grew up. We were two rambunctious little boys who were always climbing or throwing things at each other. During my ophthalmology residency, I spent many a night repairing eyes that had been … Read More »


Lumps and Bumps on the Lids

By Dr. Maximilian Padilla Bumps frequently appear upon the eyelids. These eyelid lesions can pop up overnight or can slowly grow for years. They can be big, or small, and come in a multitude of colors. In my career, I have started to classify bumps of the eyelids into three categories: Suspicious, low suspicion, and … Read More »

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Raise the Bar By Raising The Brow

By Dr. Maximilian Padilla The other day I started to paint a portrait of my one-year-old nephew and as I sketched out the outline and features of his face I remembered back to my undergraduate years. One of my favorite art professors taught a portrait painting class in which we learned about the ratios of … Read More »

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