Ptosis (droopy muscle) and Dermatochalasis (excess upper eyelid skin) can cause your lids to block your vision from above and the sides. Dr. Higa can help by tightening the eyelid muscles and/or removing excess upper eyelid skin and fat.
As we age, our lenses gradually become more opaque. This can lead to a number of issues: difficulty driving at night, worsening vision at distance or near, halos and glare around lights. When glasses and contacts no longer correct blurred vision, you may have cataracts.
Sometimes when it looks like your eyelids are droopy, it’s really your eyebrows that are pressing down on to your lids. This can give others the impression that you are angry. It can also block the vision from the sides. Dr. Higa can help determine if your drooping is caused by your eyelids, eyebrows, or both.
Keeping your eyes healthy requires periodic maintenance. Dr. Higa performs a complete eye exam looking for eye problems, such as glaucoma and cataracts. If you haven’t had an exam in a while, it’s time to schedule one.
Asian eyelid anatomy differs from non-Asian eyelids due to the location of the crease and the distribution of fat in the eyelids. Dr. Higa is one of the most experienced Asian eyelid surgeons in Hawaii. See how good you can look!
As we age, our skin begins to wrinkle and sag. This happens to the face too! Dr Higa can offer you a number of options to help “stretch out” and “iron out” the the effects of aging.
"I had eyelid surgery last year and was very pleased with my results. Dr. Higa and his staff took the time to answer all my questions. The surgery was painless and my recovery, so far, has been super. I have already recommended my friends to see him!"
"I felt comfortable with the doctor. He listened to my concerns and gave me a few options to consider. The staff was very pleasant and helped me through my recovery. I had a great experience overall."
"I was apprehensive at first not knowing what to expect in having eyelid surgery.However, Dr. Higa is very professional & excellent. His assistants, staff are so wonderful, great in making me feel calm. Very good experience."
"Dr. Higa is the consummate professional. I recommend him for all your ocular and cosmetic procedures. The well-trained and knowledgeable staff will accommodate and keep you comfortable throughout your visits. And Dr. Higa is very easy to converse with and help answer your eye care needs. Thanks Dr. Hugo Higa and staff."
"Dr. Higa and His staff are AWESOME and very professional. He answered every question I had with patience, reassuring knowledge and confidence that made me feel at ease and gave me peace of mind."