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Why is My Eyelid Twitching? And Is It Serious?

As a surgeon who specializes in eyelid surgery and the treatment of various eye conditions such as watery eyes, we sometimes have patients contact us concerned that their eyelids are twitching. This can be a symptom of a more serious condition such as blepharospasm or a hemifacial spasm, but more than likely the cause of… Read More »


Stopping Excess Tearing

Tears have an important job — lubricating, nourishing, and protecting the front of the eye. But their path, from origin across the eye and then out through the nasal passage, is a long one and has numerous spots when the flow can become disrupted. When this happens there in an overflow of tears, clinically called… Read More »



Dealing with Ptosis

When a person has one or both eyelids that droop they have a condition known as ptosis. The lid may droop only slightly or it may cover the pupil entirely. It can affect both children and adults, and it doesn’t normally rectify itself without surgery. Dr. Shams performs ptosis surgery. Congenital ptosis When a child… Read More »


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Dealing with Bell’s Palsy

We have a facial nerve that stretches down each side of the face. These nerves allow us to laugh, smile, frown, and open and close our eyelids. Sometimes facial paralysis occurs when a person is Keep Reading ►
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My NHS practice is based at the world-renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital in London. I consult private patients at Moorfields Private Eye Hospital, Optegra London Eye Hospital and The Harley Street Clinic.