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Age and environmental exposure affect the appearance of your face and eyelids, making you appear tired and weary, and even obstructing your vision. In addition, other medical diseases can also affect eyelid functioning and vision. Our fellowship-trained ophthalmic plastic surgeon, Dr. Sterling Cannon, specializes in correction of problems relating specifically to the eyelids, eyebrows, orbit (the bones around the eye), and tear drainage system. Because the eyelids and brows are a functional part of the face, and the obstruction is visually significant, it is important to have your surgery performed by a specialist. Dr. Cannon is committed to your vision as well as your appearance. Click here to apply for LASIK Financing.

In most instances, your insurance may pay the bill for your surgery in part or in entirety. The skilled staff at West Georgia Eye Care will perform simple tests to determine if you qualify.

Dr. Cannon performs a variety of cosmetic procedures, including:

  • Eyebrow Lifts
  • Ptosis Repair (correcting drooping eyelids)
  • Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty
  • Lower Eyelid Re-positioning (Entropion or Ectropion repair)
  • Upper Eyelid Lowering / Lower Eyelid Elevation
  • Permanent Correction of Misdirected Eyelashes
  • Tear Drain Repair
  • Chalazion Removal
  • Thyroid Eye Disease Management (Orbital Decompression)
  • Orbital Cancer Removal and Reconstruction
  • Orbital Fracture Repair
  • Eyelid Lesion and Cancer Removal with Reconstruction

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BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows and moderate to severe crow’s feet lines in adults.

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LATISSE® is a prescription treatment for hypotrichosis (inadequate or not enough lashes) to grow eyelashes longer, fuller, darker.

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“I loved my experience with West Georgia Eye Care and I am very pleased with my results I even tell my out-of-town friends that they have to make the trip to have West Georgia Eye Care take care of their eyelids!

Carol TaylorColumbus, Ga

Everyone was so great to me. I was nervous, but Dr. Cannon won me and my husband over very quickly! He’s an excellent doctor and I really trust him and his staff. I have zero complaints and total respect for this practice! I’ll be back and I’ll recommend you to everyone!”

Bonita HarrisPatient, Surgery Center of West Georgia

“Dr. Cannon prayed with me before surgery…I was so relieved and calm to have a doctor I could trust. My post-surgery experience was amazing, my recovery was so fast! This was the best decision I ever made, the difference is was like night and day.”

Mishelle Johnson
Mishelle JohnsonAFLAC Employee, patient of the Surgery Center of West Georgia

“I was diagnosed with Graves’ disease in 2004, which caused my eyes to bulge. I was self-conscious, embarrassed when people stared. After surgery with Dr. Cannon, I actually felt good about my face, and started using eye shadow for the first time. My eyes are my best feature, and Dr. Cannon has taken great care of them!”

Karisa Smith
Karisa SmithSales analyst, Columbus, Georgia