Douglas J Van Putten, MD FACS
1620 Country Club Road, Suite C, 
Valparaiso, IN 46383 
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Eyelid Lift, Facelift & Botox Procedures in Indiana

Ophthalmology is the specialty of treating conditions of the eye surgically. While ophthalmologists perform routine eye exams and screenings, unlike an optometrist, ophthalmologists are medical doctors and surgeons. Dr. Douglas Van Putten, MD, FACS is a highly skilled Ophthalmic Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgeon specializing in the following areas:

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Your eyes are often the first thing people notice about you and are an important aspect of your overall appearance. As we age, the tone and shape of our eyelids can loosen and sag making you appear more tired or older than you are.
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Entropion is a condition in which the eyelid is rolled inward toward the eye. It can occur as a result of advancing age and weakening of certain eyelid muscles. Entropion may also occur as a result of trauma, scarring, or previous surgeries.
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Ectropion means that the lower eyelid is “rolled out” away from the eye, or is sagging away from the eye. The sagging lower eyelid leaves the eye exposed and dry.
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Ptosis is the medical term for drooping of the upper eyelid. This lowering of the upper eyelid margin may cause a reduction in the field of vision when the eyelid either partially or completely obstructs the pupil. 
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Glaucoma is a complicated disease in which damage to the optic nerve leads to progressive, irreversible vision loss. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness.
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Tear System Repair

The tear film on the surface of the eye is a critical component of maintaining vision. If there is a disturbance of the tear film, patients will often experience tearing, burning, irritation and most importantly blurred vision. 
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Cataract Surgery

Cataracts are the leading cause of visual loss in adults age 55 and older and the leading cause of blindness worldwide. Cataracts are highly treatable, and through advances in both cataract surgery and intraocular lenses (IOLs), more people are experiencing full restoration of their vision than ever before.
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Dry Eyes

Dry eye syndrome is a chronic lack of sufficient lubrication and moisture on the surface of the eye. Its consequences range from subtle but constant irritation to ocular inflammation of the anterior (front) tissues of the eye.
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Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration, often called AMD or ARMD, is the leading cause of vision loss and blindness among Americans who are age 65 and older. Because people in this group are an increasingly larger percentage of the general population, vision loss from macular degeneration is a growing problem..
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Diabetic Eye Care

Patients with diabetes are at an increased risk of developing eye diseases that can cause vision loss and blindness, such as diabetic retinopathy, cataracts and glaucoma.
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