Dr. Iyengar has extensive experience in complicated eyelid and orbital trauma. He has a gifted ability to reconstruct even the most severe eyelid injuries and which have included the surgical treatment of dog bite eyelid injuries, motor vehicle accidents, fireworks injuries, and sports trauma. He has served as part of the medical staff for the San Diego Chargers and the Detroit Tigers. Having covered eye, eyelid, and orbital trauma at Level II Trauma Centers for the last decade and serving as department chief at Scripps Encinitas Hospital, Dr. Iyengar has treated adults and children from all walks of life.
This nice ferrier was working at the Del Mar Fair (San Diego County Fair) when his upper eyelid caught a hook on the side of the barn that caused him to sustain a full-thickness eyelid laceration that went through his tear duct and the muscle that lifts the eyelid. Dr Iyengar was consulted by the plastic surgeons and ER doctors at Scripps La Jolla Hospital for his expertise. He was able to perform an incredible reconstruction of the eyelid, avoid a droopy eyelid, and avoid a lifetime of tearing.
Case 2: This nice Encinitas resident was biking down the 101 along the beach when he was hit by a car. The doctors at Scripps Encinitas consulted Dr. Iyengar to fix his eyelid. His eyelid injury and scars are now imperceptible. Take a look at the video below.
Case 3: Seeing an eyelid specialist for your eyelids is important. This nice young girl had a dog bite injury to the lower eyelid around Christmas Eve. The injury involved her tear duct as well-something if missed could have been suboptimal. Dr. Iyengar was able to reconstruct her eyelid and tear duct and she was able to avoid a lifetime of tearing or watery eye. The diagram in the video below shows how tears normally flow through the eyelid to the nose. The laceration here went through her tear drainage system.