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I am an eye doctor, as well as an eyelid plastic surgeon, and I deal with the lower lid, the upper lid, the inner area around the nose - which includes the tear duct - the outer area. If people can't see well because the lid obscures the vision, they really want to have the surgery in order to see better. In about another third of the cases, the tear duct is blocked in the corner of the nose. And that's quite bothersome for patients because they're always wiping their eyes and, in fact, have trouble even seeing or even reading through their tear film. And there are a lot of newer techniques where we put tubes in the tear duct or actually operate on the tear duct, and we can reconstruct it and help patients with the tearing. What's terrific about ophthalmic plastic surgery is that we're able to make patients look better, see better, have a great functional result - and without any long term problems.

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Biography

Dr. Daniel McLachlan, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Downers Grove, IL. He is 69 years old and has been practicing for 43 years. Dr. McLachlan is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital.

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    After seeing 3 other Drs with no luck, Dr M solved the mystery of my dinking eye. He immediately sent me to an ENT and within a week I was scheduled for surgery. I now have a plate holding my eye up to replace a non existent orbital floor and thanks to his meticulous work- you wouldn't ever know. Thanks! -silent sinus girl ;)
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    Dr. McLachlan's Care Philosophy

    I am an eye doctor, as well as an eyelid plastic surgeon, and I deal with the lower lid, the upper lid, the inner area around the nose - which includes the tear duct - the outer area. If people can't see well because the lid obscures the vision, they really want to have the surgery in order to see better. In about another third of the cases, the tear duct is blocked in the corner of the nose. And that's quite bothersome for patients because they're always wiping their eyes and, in fact, have trouble even seeing or even reading through their tear film. And there are a lot of newer techniques where we put tubes in the tear duct or actually operate on the tear duct, and we can reconstruct it and help patients with the tearing. What's terrific about ophthalmic plastic surgery is that we're able to make patients look better, see better, have a great functional result - and without any long term problems.

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    •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
    •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    • Ophthalmology

    Conditions Treated

    • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
    • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
    • Astigmatism
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
    • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
    • Benign Tumor
    • Blepharitis
    • Blindness
    • Blocked Tear Duct
    • Brain Disorders
    • Cancer
    • Cataract
    • Chorioretinal Scars
    • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
    • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
    • Corneal Diseases
    • Corneal Ulcer
    • Diabetic Retinopathy
    • Diplopia
    • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
    • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
    • Dry Eyes
    • Ectropion of Eyelid
    • Entropion
    • Esotropia
    • Exophoria
    • Exotropia
    • Eye Cancer
    • Eye Infections
    • Eyelid Disorders
    • Eyelid Spasm
    • Farsightedness
    • Floaters
    • Glaucoma
    • Graves' Disease
    • Headache
    • Heterophoria
    • Iridocyclitis
    • Keratitis
    • Lazy Eye
    • Macular Edema
    • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
    • Migraine
    • Nystagmus
    • Ocular Hypertension
    • Optic Neuritis
    • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
    • Pterygium
    • Retina Diseases
    • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
    • Retinal Dystrophy
    • Retinal Hemorrhage
    • Retinal Vein Occlusion
    • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
    • Senile Cataracts
    • Tear Duct Disorders
    • Thyroid Disease
    • Trichiasis
    • Ulcer
    • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
    • Vascular Disease
    • Visual Field Defects

    Education

    • Medical School
      Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine

      Graduated in 1974

    • Internship Hospital
      University Of Southern California

      Completed in 1975

    • Residency Hospital
      University Of Utah

      Completed in 1979

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Wills Eye Hospital

      Completed in 1980

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Spanish

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    Specialties

    • Ophthalmology

    Procedures Performed

    • Blepharoplasty
    • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
    • Cataract Removal Surgery
    • Conjunctivoplasty
    • Dacryocystorhinostomy
    • Enucleation of Eye
    • Eyelid Surgery
    • Glaucoma Surgery
    • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
    • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
    • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
    • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
    • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
    • Tear Duct Surgery