Patient Story Of The Month: J.M.

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This month we are spotlighting a long-time patient, a diligent man who goes by J.M. J.M. first came to Dr. Scott over 20 years ago due to a severe infection behind his eye. At the time, his work involved working in his customer’s garages, many of whom had pets. While he would work, he often found himself working in an environment where he did not realize the pets had left something behind. Unfortunately, this resulted in J.M. getting E. coli in his sinuses, which subsequently spread to form an abscess pocket behind his eye.

As the infection gradually became worse, he sought help at a variety of different eye doctors. Each doctor he visited proscribed antibiotics in the hopes to correct the infection and reduce the inflammation,but it didn’t work. J.M.’s vison was worsening and the movement of his eye was restricted. It was at this point that he decided he needed more specialized help and he turned to Eye Plastic Associates.

Luckily, our team knew exactly what to do. “Dr. Scott removed most of the infection during my first operation,” he recalls. “Then I had to go back in again to remove even more later on. I ended up staying in the hospital for nine days, but by then, my eye was doing great. I don’t know what would have happened if Dr. Scott hadn’t helped me.”

Since that moment, J.M. has relied on Eye Plastic Associates for other treatments as well. Over the years, he has returned for several Botox treatments that he says have made a huge difference in his appearance. Last June, J.M. even decided to accept Dr. Scott’s recommendation for an eye lift, laser blepharoplasty with laser skin resurfacing, to help reduce the bags under his eyes. “He told me that, if I wanted to, he could take care of that for me, and he did. The bags under my eyes are gone and I feel great.”

Our team at Eye Plastic Associates is here for all patients, whether for serious health issues or cosmetic needs. No matter what brings you into our clinic, all patients are welcome.  


Meet Dr. Scott - Your Dedicated Oculoplastic Surgeon

Renowned for his commitment to enhancing your eyelid and facial appearance while prioritizing your safety. Dr. Scott is board-certified in Ophthalmology and has specialized fellowship training in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  With extensive training at prestigious institutions, including the Medical College of Virginia, Manhattan Eye, Ear, & Throat Hospital, and the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Dr. Scott brings a wealth of expertise to his craft. His accolades, including recognition as a Top Plastic Surgeon by Northern Virginia Magazine, underscore his dedication to excellence. Dr. Scott's passion lies in helping you achieve the best aesthetic results while safeguarding your eyesight.

Location: Fairfax - Northern Virginia

Areas of Expertise: Cosmetic laser eyelid surgery ( blepharoplasty ), ptosis surgery, treatment of benign and malignant eyelid cancers, correction of eyelid malposition – ectropion, entropion repair, and Botox and filler treatment.