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Brent Hayek, MD

Brent  Hayek, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Section of Oculoplastics, Orbital and Cosmetic Surgery, Emory Eye Center

Dr. Hayek’s areas of expertise include both reconstructive and cosmetic procedures. He addresses “droopy” (puffy) or malpositioned eyelids, treats Graves disease or thyroid problems as they affect the eyes, and orbital problems including tumors around the eye and fractures that affect the protective bony walls. Dr. Hayek also handles tearing problems that involve obstruction, infection or other issues of the tear drain system.

Dr. Hayek performs a number of eyelid and facial cosmetic services include Botox®, facial fillers and peels, upper and lower blepharoplasty, midface and endoscopic forehead lifts.

Dr. Hayek's research interests include eyelid and orbital tumors, as well as various implants suitable for long-term eyelid reconstruction. He has published articles in peer-reviewed publications, book chapters and has presented at regional, national and international meetings.


Ophthalmology (Board certified since 2011)

Areas of Clinical Interest:

orbital & lid tumors, botox, aesthetics, Grave's Disease, cosmetic surgery, oculoplastics


Medical SchoolUniversity of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA

InternshipLoyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL

ResidencyLoyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL

FellowshipUniversity of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Organizational Memberships:

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) society

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

Georgia State Ophthalmological Society

International Thyroid Eye Disease Society

Major or Recent Publications:

Prabhu R, Kandula, S, Lang Liebman L, Wojno T, Hayek B, Hall W, Shu H, Crocker I. Association of clinical response and long-term outcome among patients with biopsied orbital pseudotumor receiving modern radiation therapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2013 Mar 1;85(3):643-9.

Kim HJ, Hayek BR, Esmaeli B. Viability of full-thickness skin grafts used for correction of cicatricial ectropion of lower eyelid in previously irradiated field in the periocular region. Head Neck. 2013 Jan;35(1):103-8.

Prabhu R, Liebman L, Wojno T, Hayek B, Hall W, Crocker I Clinical outcomes of radiotherapy as initial local therapy for Graves' ophthalmopathy and predictors of the need for post-radiotherapy decompressive surgery. Radiat Oncol. 2012 Jun 19;7:95.

Hsu A, Esmaeli B, Lazar A, Hayek BR, Mc Carty J. Analysis of αv integrin protein expression in human eyelid and periorbital squamous cell carcinomas. J Cutan Pathol. 2011 Jul;38(7):570-5.

Ramirez R, Ivan D, Prieto, VG, Hayek BR, Esmaeli B. Cutaneous Melanoma Metastatic to the Eyelid and Periocular Skin" Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2010 Mar-Apr;26(2):88-94.


Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA)
National Medical Honor Society

Fellowship Recipient
Martin International Health

Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare

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