Jeffrey Paul Edelstein, MD
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I provide a complete array of aesthetic, medical, optical, and surgical services related to cosmetic and reconstructive eyelid, orbital, and tear drainage surgery - known as Oculofacial Plastic Surgery. I have enjoyed serving the Arizona community for over 28 years. I run a single physician practice that focuses on quality with a personal touch. I believe that knowledge replaces fear for all aspects of the patient experience.

Our office goes a step beyond to help you from the initial phone call, assisting your navigation through the maze of insurance coverage, understanding applicable costs in advance of services and with flexible scheduling to meet your needs. I will help you understand your situation, explain the rationale for my approach, coordinate services with other professionals when needed and will leave you with a clear picture of the anticipated treatment and likely outcome.

The loyalty of our patients speaks volumes about the outstanding service our office provides. Another passion of mine is to raise funds for the Arizona Medical Eye Unit as Chairman of the AOS Foundation.
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read more › You are the best medical office ever! And I have been to a few - Thank you for the best service in town and with your fantastic staff. Patty and Brandy make the surgery process so easy. I don't know how you could possibly improve on perfection. The office staff is courteous, friendly and go above and beyond to help. Patty spent a lot of time with my insurance company getting approval. I received documentation of her calls and we kept well informed. Dr. Edelstein is always dressed very professionally and neatly.

read more › Allergan offers discounts for Botox Cosmetic treatments through the "Brilliant Distinctions" program. A glaucoma drug that was found to grow longer, darker and thicker eyelashes as a side effect. As an ophthalmologist and oculoplastic surgeon, Dr Edelstein is able to both monitor the success of Latisse and its effect, if any, on your eye pressure. An eyelid surgery which corrects the drooping or sagging tissues of the upper and lower eyelids. A safe and effective medication and has been used for treating muscle overactivity for decades.

read more › Your eyes are frequently the focal point of your face and an important aspect of facial attractiveness. The eyelids are critical in protecting the eyeball, maintaining a stable tear film and providing facial expression. The eyelids may become droopy or baggy due to stretching of the tissues which can allow normal fat to advance and create a fullness or thickness of the upper or lower eyelids. This may occur on a hereditary basis, from chronic eyelid swelling, infections, allergies, due to aging, trauma, from various inflammatory conditions, post-surgical changes or drooping eyebrows.

read more › Botulinum toxin (Botox) is a muscle relaxing agent that is derived from bacteria (clostridium botulinum). The active ingredient of Botox is a neurotoxin which is used in extremely small amounts to block the nerve impulse to the involved muscle. The effect of botox is temporary and used to reduce muscle spasms and/or muscle action that causes dynamic facial wrinkles. Botox is used to treat a variety of conditions related to muscle overactivity including "crows feet", mid-forehead furrows, brow droop, disturbing facial tics, blepharospasm, hemifacial spasm, spastic torticollis, and Meige syndrome.

read more › Since the beginning of time people have been concerned about their appearance, particularly with regard to facial wrinkles causing premature aging of the face. These concerns typically revolve around the anatomic changes associated with reduced skin hydration, texture change, solar damage, tissue laxity and longstanding muscular contraction. Some of these changes are predetermined by your genetic background while others may be related to lifestyle choices, trauma or simply the passage of time. In any case, the Holy Grail of a youthful appearance remains smooth, soft and supple skin.

read more › Ophthalmology is the field of medicine that encompasses all aspects of eye care (medical, surgical and optical). Ophthalmic (eye) plastic surgery, or oculoplastic surgery, is a specialized area of ophthalmology that deals with the tissues and bones which surround, support and enhance the normal function of the eyes. Oculoplastic surgeons are ophthalmologists (medical doctors) that have specialized training in cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery around the eye and mid-facial region, in addition to board certification in ophthalmology.

read more › Symptomatic tearing is one of the most frustrating problems for patients. When tearing becomes excessive it can interfere with your vision, cause eyelid redness and irritation or be associated with an infection. Among golfers, tearing can add strokes to your game! Tearing may be protective, as when dust blows into your eye, or may be responsive to dryness in the eye when the air-conditioning vent blows into your face. However, when tearing becomes a daily occurence or is associated with an infection, the cause should be investigated by a qualified physician.

read more › If you have ever felt an eyelash in your eye, you can imagine how irritating it would be to have an inward turning eyelid. The constant rub of lashes against your eye is not only irritating, but can lead to a serious, visually threatening infection. Similarly, an outward turning eyelid may result in tearing, redness, mattering and irritation. An outward turning eyelid may cause permanent damage from exposure of the eyeball, occlusion of the tear duct and scarring. In some cases, the eyelid may be both flipped out (ectropion) and curled in (entropion) at the same time!

read more › The need for eye removal has been documented in the oldest written "Code of Hammurabi" of Babylon (1958-1916 B.C.) Since that time, the concepts of when and how to remove eyes have undergone a significant evolution. However, the goals have always remained the same; to remove the offending eye, protect the remaining eye, provide facial symmetry and allow movement of the ocular prosthesis (false eye). Eye removal may be necessary due to ocular pain, glaucoma, trauma, globe shrinkage, infections, inflammation or tumors.

read more › The thought of cancers involving the eyelids, the eyeball or the tissues within the bony orbit are frightening to most people. However, many tumors are benign in nature and even most malignant tumors rarely represent a "death sentence." There is life after periorbital tumors and most patients develop a greater appreciation of their daily lives after the experience. Tumors that commonly involve the eyelid and its surrounding structures usually require a surgical procedure to diagnose and/or treat.

read more › As a natural reaction to tissue injury your body may swell and bruise. In the long run, swelling and bruising is of no significant consequence. However, in the short term, you will be able to see better and return to normal function sooner with less swelling and bruising. I can control most of the issues that cause bruising, but there are two things that cannot be controlled; the last stitch passed to close your wound and the relaxation of blood vessels after the anesthetic wears off. The amount of reaction you experience depends upon a variety of factors.

read more › Excessive exposure to sunlight damages the skin and is an important factor in the development of skin cancers and accelerating aging changes. Ultraviolet rays are especially damaging. The following suggestions are beneficial in protecting your skin from the sun. Protective clothing, such as long-sleeved shirts and wide-brimmed hats, should be worn to protect the skin. Sun bathing should be avoided. Sports and recreation involving sun exposure should be done early in the morning or late in the evening to decrease sun exposure.

read more › Corticosteroids are powerful medicines used to treat a variety of inflammatory disorders to prevent or reduce damage to your body. In ophthalmology, steroids are used to preserve vision by suppressing inflammation that destroys or interferes with the normal structure and function of the eye and its surrounding tissues. Steroids are normally produced by your body daily, but are used in much greater doses for medical purposes. The effects of steroids at high doses are powerful and beneficial. However, common side effects include the following: weight gain, fluid retention, elevated blood pressure/sugar, weakening of bones, stomach ulcers, nervousness and suppression of your immune system.

read more › It is universally accepted that proper nutrition is a key to good health, a sense of well being, and maximizing your physical/mental performance. In addition, thoughtful food choices may help prevent disease, allow you to heal faster after surgery, and maintain a normal weight. While many people regularly take vitamins, read food labels, and shop for natural products, a healthy lifestyle depends upon your daily choices regarding the quality of your calorie intake and how it balances with your physical activity.

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