Smile Train May 2011: Sierra Leone One of my craniofacial plastic surgery mentors, Jack Yu M.D., once told me that "to be able to speak is to be human." Helping children repair their cleft lip and palate not only improve one's speech, but also enable one to live his/her life with dignity. More than 200,000 children all over the world are born with a severe cleft deformity each year. With the non-profit organizations, such as the Smile Train and Operation Smile, thousands
Smile Train of the Week ~ Cambodia
Smile Train and Operation Smile are two of the non-profit organizations that help children with cleft lip/palate all over the world. Please visit their facebook websiteand help support their cause.
Can't Close Your Eyes after your Eyelid Surgery? The inability to completely close one's eyes (lagophthalmos) after an eyelid surgery can be devastating and life-changing. Difficulty washing one's face can be a problem since soap can get into one's eyes with a lagophthalmos. Excessive dry eyes are also associated with lagophthalmos, and can be very bothersome. The condition, lagophthalmos, can occur after a blepharoplasty or eyelid procedure. In the majority of cases, pos