Dr. Shah is an oculoplastic surgeon. She specializes in the comprehensive medical and surgical care of the eye. She specializes in biopsies of eyelid lumps and bumps, stye removals, reconstruction of the eyelid after cancer removal, eyelid lifts, and cosmetic surgery around the eye and forehead. She also has extensive experience in anti-wrinkle injections like Botox and fillers. She has trained other surgeons in the art of aesthetic rejuvenation of the eye and face. Dr. Shah sees both children and adults.
When not caring for her patients, Dr. Shah is an interior design enthusiast, blogger, and bargain hunter.
- Stanford: Clinical instructor, Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive sugery, Fellowship
- Vanderbilt: Eye Microsurgery Training
- University of Alabama: Medical Doctor
What is an Oculoplastic Surgeon?
Oculoplasatic surgeons are special surgeons of the eye and face. We focus on the upper one third of the face, especially the eyelids, eye socket, eyebrows, forehead, and tear duct systems. Focusing on the delicate area around the eyes, we are highly trained plastic surgeons with the specialized microsurgical skills training of a fine eye surgeon. We perform both cosmetic and medically necessary procedures.
Will my surgery be done during my first visit?
NO. Surgeries also require discussion and planning. During your first clinic visit, we will talk about your particular issues. I will perform a thorough evaluation, and we decide on the best surgical approach for your problem TOGETHER. Surgeries also need to be approved by your insurance companies. Our staff will submit the documentation that is required by your insurance company to approve your surgery. In some cases, insurance companies can take up to four weeks to authorize a surgery. If we skip over any of these steps, your insurance company could deny your claim for surgery and leave you financially responsible. Therefore, we do not routinely perform surgeries on patients during their first visit with Dr. Shah.
Table of Common Symptoms Treated by Dr. Shah
- Burning, Stinging
- Eye Pain
- Itchy Eyes
- Watery Eyes
- Fluctuations of Vision
- Filmy or Foggy Vision
- Eyelid Crusting
- Eyelid Redness
- Itchy Eyelids
- Foreign Body Sensation
- Sandy, Gritty Eye Irritation
- Eye Fatigue
- Eyelid Twitching
- Eyelid Infections
Tearing occurs for two reasons: 1. The eye produces too many tears (irritation). 2. The drainage system of the eye is not draining enough tears (blockage. Using a simple in-office diagnostic test, we can help determine why your eyes are tearing.
Droopy eyelids can be a medical problem causing one to lose the top part of their visual field. Having an eyelid lift can help open your eyes. If your eyelids are heavy enough, insurance may cover an eyelid lift.
Eyelid In or Out Turning
Any anatomic structural changes that cause the eyelid to turn inward (entropion) or flop outward (ectropion) can have serious consequences for the surface of the eye.
Dry Eye and Eye Pain
There are not many Dry Eye and Eye Pain Specialists. Dr. Shah aims to alleviate Dry Eye and Eye Pain.
Thyroid Eye Disease
If your Thyroid Glad is overactive, your eyelids can become retracted and cause an abnormal stare or your eyeball can start to bulge out of the eye socket. In some cases, you can experience double vision or lose vision.
Medical Eye Exams
We can help treat and manage common eye problems and check for things like glasses, glaucoma, cataracts, or macular degeneration.
Chalazion or long lasting styes can cause pain, soreness, and cause vision problems. We can help drain chronic styes, called Chalazion, to help them disappear faster than time or warm compresses alone.
Sags, Bags, and Wrinkles
Let us help you with your aesthetic needs. From Botox, Fillers, to surgery, we can help you look and feel your best.