Dr David McKeag is an ophthalmologist with dedicated subspecialty training in oculoplastic surgery. Oculoplastic surgery manages all conditions of the area surrounding the eye, including the eyelids, tear drainage system and behind the eye itself (the orbit).

Eyelid & Eyebrow


Excess skin develops above the upper eyelid, which may then feel heavy or tired. Excess skin may also obscure vision or cause cosmetic concerns. Chronic inflammation of eyelid skin may also occur.

An upper eyelid blepharoplasty procedure removes excess eyelid skin, recreates the natural skin crease and respects the normal blinking mechanism of the eyelid.


Dr McKeag performs upper and lower eyelid blepharoplasty operations on a non-cosmetic basis. However, even operations done for medical reasons will be performed with attention to a good cosmetic outcome. The reasons for medically indicated blepharoplasty can be found on the 'MBS Online' website, searching item numbers 45617 and 45620.



An upper eyelid ptosis is a condition where the muscle responsible for raising the eyelid is not able to do so, and this causes the upper eyelid to rest in a lower position than normal. The underlying cause of the ptosis must be established prior to considering a corrective operation, but in most cases this can be achieved by a thorough examination at the clinic.



Ectropion refers to the problem of the lower eyelid hanging below and away from the eye. It frequently causes watering, redness and irritation and can be unsightly.



The upper or lower eyelid inverts and the eyelashes rub on the eye, causing pain and redness. In some cases the cause is loosening of the eyelid and muscle spasm from pain and in others there may be a scar on the inside of the eyelid causing it to turn inwards.



Tumours may develop anywhere on the eyelids or around the eye. Removal aims to cure the tumour and provide a good functional and cosmetic result. A very wide range of methods can be used to repair the area after tumour excision, and loss of the eye is extremely rare.