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Dr. Tamer Mansour

Dr. Tamer Mansour

Dr. Tamer Mansour is a pleasant, concerned and dedicated Ophthalmologist serving the community of Washington, DC. Dr. Mansour attended Howard University, where he received his medical degree with honors in his Surgery and Neurology rotations. He completed his residency at Howard University Hospital and his Oculoplastic fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania, Scheie Eye Institute. He further pursued his dream of completing an additional Oculoplastic fellowship overseas.

Dr. Mansour is a part of the GWMFA Ophthalmology team and is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is also a member of the prestigious American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS).  Dr. Mansour is the Oculoplastics Director at the VAMC in Martinsburg, West Virginia where he supervises ophthalmology residents. Dr. Mansour was the recipient of the ‘Teacher of the Year’ award in June 2013. In addition, he is the International Medical Mission Director at George Washington University and has served in countries such as Egypt, Ethiopia, and Ecuador.

He sees patient for general eye conditions, trauma and oculoplastic consultations. These include concerns about droopy eyelids, excessive eyelid skin, tearing problems and cosmetic concerns such as wrinkles around the eyes and deep facial grooves, requiring botox and/or fillers.

Dr. Mansour is sensitive to the uniqueness of each patient’s situation and adapts his consultations and treatment options appropriately to accommodate individual needs and concerns.

Dr. Mansour loves to play squash and soccer in his spare time.  He also has a special interest for architecture and art.  He enjoys traveling and learning about different cultures.

Excessive Tearing (Epiphora)

A healthy eye is a wet eye, thanks to the workings of the lacrimal (tear duct) system around the eyes. The lacrimal gland is found above the outer edge of the eye under the eye brow. The lacrimal duct,which forms tears, is found on the inside corner of your eye and down the side of the nose. For various reasons, this system can malfunction and cause the eye(s) to be continuously wet.

Symptoms and Causes of Epiphora

The tear duct is the passage through which the tears drain off the eye. When it becomes blocked or plugged, it may lead to:

  • constant tearing
  • redness and swelling in and around the eyes
  • infection
  • pain
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Blepharospasm (Eye Twitching)

Almost everyone at some time in his or her life has experienced a frequent and annoying muscle twitch of the eyelid. It may have followed a late night of studying or hours of driving, stress or drinking caffeinated beverages. Usually, this annoyance disappears after a period of rest and relaxation. Occasionally, the spasms are caused by an actual change in the eye’s physical makeup and the spasms do not go away, but rather become a constant annoyance.

Symptoms

Due to a nervous system disorder, such as Tourette’s syndrome, or an irritation on the surface of the cornea or the conjunctiva (the outermost lining of the eye under the eyelid), the eye will frequently or continuously twitch (spasm). Vision is generally not affected except in the most severe cases where the eyelid(s) remain shut. Frequently, dry-eye syndrome is experienced along with blepharospasm. Occasionally, blepharospasm is drug-induced and will be resolved when the dosage is reduced.

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Blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure to repair excessive skin and “swelling” eyelids. It is becoming one of the most common elective surgeries performed. The apparent swelling is usually a natural result of the aging process or, less frequently, a result of a disease state that causes the muscles around the eyes to degenerate. Regardless of the cause, the face and especially the eyes are considered key to a person’s appearance. The desire to correct the cosmetically bothersome condition is very common.

Pre-Surgery Evaluation

The surgeon will first take pictures of your eyes, and will probably ask for pictures of you taken before the condition was present. A thorough history and physical exam to determine health status before the surgery will be taken. Sometimes only the skin is removed; at other times fat tissue is removed as well.

Certain conditions can make the procedure more risky, such as thyroid disease, dry eye syndrome, diabetes, heart disease including high blood pressure and certainly any eye disorders (cataracts, glaucoma). An ophthalmic exam will also be necessary to detect any eye disorders, and to measure vision and eye movement before the surgery.

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Ptosis

Sagging or drooping of the upper eyelids is called Ptosis (toe sis). The sags and droops are usually a natural result of the aging process. However, certain disease states such as diabetes and high blood pressure can affect the blood or nerve supply to the eye muscles and cause the nerves around the eyes to degenerate. Another less-common cause is nerve damage following eye surgery. Congenital ptosis is an eyelid problem present at birth. Regardless of the cause, the face, and especially the eyes, are considered key to a person’s appearance. The desire to correct the lack of muscle tone around the eyes is very common.

Symptoms

Ptosis can affect vision regardless of age or cause of the condition. The drooping eyelid may partially or completely cover the pupil resulting in blurry or double vision. In worst cases, it can totally restrict vision.

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You have the right to request that we restrict how protected health information about you is used or disclosed for treatment, payment or health care operations. We are not required to agree to this restriction, but if we do, we shall honor that agreement.

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The patient understands that:

  • Protected health information may be disclosed or used for treatment, payment or health care operations
  • The Practice has a Notice of Privacy Practices and that the patient has the opportunity to review this Notice
  • The Practice reserves the right to change the Notice of Privacy Policies
  • The patient has the right to restrict the uses of their information but the Practice does not have to agree to those restrictions
  • The patient may revoke this Consent in writing at any time and all future disclosures will then cease
  • The Practice may condition treatment upon the execution of this Consent.

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