What is OCULOPLASTY?
Oculoplasty is the art and science of plastic surgery around the eye. The eyeball is a delicate structure, protected from harm by eyelids in front and the bony cup (socket) behind. Behind the eyeball run the nerves , arteries and muscles, which carry messages to the brain, move the eyeball, and provide nutrition to the eye. Oculoplasty deals with all these structures surrounding the eyeball.
Ptosis – Ptosis is drooping of the upper lid. It may be present by birth, or appear later in life. Ptosis is usually corrected by surgery.
Entropion – Entropion is in-turning of the eyelid. The eyelashes rub on the eye and cause pain and watering; treatment is by surgery
Ectropion – Ectropion is turning outwards of the eyelid margin, causing redness and watering (Link to gallery)Lagophthalmos- where the patient cannot close his eye; this can cause danger to the eye, pain, and infection.
Lid tearrepairs with grafts and flaps
Enucleation/ evisceration – A highly damaged eye may be replacedwith an orbital implant; this restores the comfort and appearance.
Socket reconstruction – where the eye has been removed for a serious disease, the socket of the eye may get shrunken. The socket is reconstructed to improve comfort and appearance
Lacrimal (eye watering) DCR, probing, intubations.
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Blepharoplasty – Correction of eyelid bags