John Pak, M.D. specializes in oculoplastic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Pak is one of the only ophthalmologists in the Chicago area whose plastic surgery practice focuses on eyelids, eyebrows, and periorbital areas. He has expertise in ptosis repair, blepharoplasty (removal of excess, aged eyelid tissue from upper and/or lower eyelids), and in reduction of facial wrinkles using Botox, Restylane, and collagen agents in men and women. In addition, he is specially trained in functional oculoplastic and reconstruction surgery, for conditions such as eyelid malposition, tearing, blepharospasm, eyelid tumor and orbital reconstruction.
Mack Eye Center offers treatments for the following conditions:
Blepharospasm – The involuntary tight closure of the eyelids.
Chalazion/Stye – Chalazion is a common condition usually presenting as eyelid swelling or a bump on the eyelid. It affects upper eyelid more commonly than lower lid because there are more meibomian glands in the upper lid. They can resolve on their own, but often need treatment. Initiating treatment right away is best for ideal results.
Cosmetic Botox A non-surgical treatment for lines between the eyebrows, and the corner of the eyelids, otherwise known as crows feet. Botox injections can reduce, and in some cases, eliminate these lines.
Dermatochalasis A medical condition, defined as an excess of skin in the upper or lower eyelid, also known as “baggy eyes.” It may be either an acquired or a congenital condition. It is generally treated with blepharoplasty (removal of excess, aged eyelid tissue from upper and/or lower eyelids).
Ectropion: The lower eyelid pulls away from the eye. This can result in tearing and irritation of the eye. If not treated, it can lead to excessive tearing, redness, pain, and breakdown of the corneal surface due to the exposure.
The outpatient surgical treatment of this condition involves tightening the eyelid at the lateral canthus (corner of the eye).
Entropion. The lower eyelid rolls inward toward the eye, causing the eyelid skin and lashes to roll inward as well. This contributes to tearing, light sensitivity, red eyes and forien body sensation.
There are several outpatient procedures that can correct this eyelid condition. See your Oculplastic surgeon to hear all of the options.
Ptosis – Known as drooping of the upper lids. Common complaints among patients with Ptosis are a reduction in their side vision and difficulty in keeping their eyes open. To compensate many patients will lift their eyebrows in order to clear their peripheral vision. The main treatment for Ptosis is an outpatient surgical procedure. Your surgeon will discuss your options with you.