Common Oculoplastic surgeries
- Ptosis Repair
- Entropion or Ectropion Repair
- Orbital Tumors
Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) is a plastic surgery procedure for correcting sagging or drooping eyelids. The eyelid, because its skin is much thinner than that in other parts of the face, is often one of the first facial areas to exhibit signs of aging. Eyelids that sag or droop can affect peripheral vision, making daily activities such as driving more difficult. Blepharoplasty may become necessary when various factors, which include aging, sun damage, smoking and obesity, cause the muscles and tissue that support the eyelids to weaken.
Ptosis is the drooping of the upper eyelid. Although ptosis is usually the result of aging, it sometimes develops after eye surgery or injury. Sometimes the condition is congenital. Because ptosis may be present due to serious causes, patients with this disorder should be checked by a medical professional to determine whether treatment is necessary and, if so, what kind.
entropion or ectropion repair
Entropion and ectropion are conditions that usually affect the lower eyelid. Both conditions can cause discomfort and irritation of the eye. In general, both conditions require the surgical repair of the eyelid to avoid eye health issues and potential vision loss.
Entropion is a condition where the eyelid turns inward. Typically entropion occurs on the lower eyelid where the skin and lashes rub painfully against the cornea. This condition may cause the lid to either turn in constantly or only at times when the eyes are closed tightly.
Quick, safe and effective, BOTOX® Cosmetic is injected under the skin into areas surrounding the eyes, forehead, and mouth to smooth crow’s feet, frown and worry lines, and lines on the neck. Made from a purified protein, BOTOX® relaxes the muscle of the face that cause dynamic wrinkles to give the face a rejuvenated look.
Tumors of the orbit, commonly known as the eye socket, can occur in both adults and children. Patients often experience pain, decreased vision, double vision or protrusion of the eye. Imaging tests including CT Scans and MRI are helpful to differentiate types of tumors.