Oculoplastic Surgery – Eyelid Surgery
Ptosis – Blepharoptosis
Ptosis is the medical terminology for droopy eyelids. There are various methods of correcting ptosis depending on the type, degree and severity of ptosis. Recovery from ptosis surgery is usually takes a few days.
Tear Duct Surgery – Lacrimal Surgery
Lacrimal surgery addresses the issue of partial or complete obstruction of drainage of tears. Treatment can be as simple as using eye drops, a minor procedure in the clinic, or may require surgery in the operating room.
Surgerical options include:
- DCR and Endo-DCR (tear duct bypass surgery)
- C-DCR (tear duct bypass with implant)
- Punctal Stents
Eyelid Lift – Blepharoplasty
The eyelids eyelids generally loosen tone and shape and sag with time. An upliftment of eyelids called blepharoplasty, can correct this. During the procedure removal of excess fat and skin from both the upper and lower eyelids redefines the shape of the eyelids to give the eyes a more youthful look. Procedure is performed under either general anesthesia or a local anesthesia combined with a sedative.
Brow and forehead lifting addresses eyebrow position and loose or wrinkled forehead skin. Brow lifting can be done at the same time as a blepharoplasty. The benefit of combining a brow lift with a blepharoplasty is that the brows are repositioned to a more natural and youthful position.
Eye Socket Reconstruction
Artificial movable Eye (hydroxyapetite) used to enhance orbital volume. After surgery, a temporary transparent plastic shell is put in the eye socket to allow healing and give it shape.
The plastic shell is then replaced with a prosthesis (artificial eye) which is shaped in the form of a large-size contact lens and covers the implanted orbit in the socket of the eye
Patients can live a normal life with an artificial eye, including sleeping with it in place, once the eye socket has healed.