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All About Oculoplasty

Oculoplasty (also known as ophthalmic plastic surgery) brings together two dynamic areas of medicine: ophthalmology and plastic surgery. The area focuses on eyelids, orbits and lacrimal system, plastic and reconstructive surgery as well as cosmetic surgery of the eyelids and brows. In clinics, oculoplastic surgeons also offer minimally invasive enhancement treatments, including botox injections.

What do we need to know about oculoplasty?

Oculoplasty is a procedure that involves removing all of the structures around the eyeball to maintain good vision while it also improves the overall appearance of the face. Eye plastic and reconstructive surgery is a subspecialty of ophthalmology that specializes in the eyelids and the structural features surrounding the eyes, including concerns with the lacrimal (tear) system and the orbit, or the region around the eyeball.

Depending on the process, oculoplastics can require a variety of techniques. Cosmetic procedures such as botox injections, liposuction, and blepharoplasty are examples of oculoplastic procedures, as are surgical procedures such as eye removal and orbital reconstruction.

What are the types of oculoplastic surgery?

Blepharoplasty, entropion, ectropion and ptosis are the most common procedures in oculoplastic surgery. Oculoplastic surgery also includes brow lifts.

What are the common symptoms?

General symptoms often appear gradually, beginning with mild eye irritation. Before the operation, however, doctors note some eye redness, watery, teary eyes, corneal infections and scarring.

What are the causes of oculoplastic surgery?

Doctors conduct most oculoplastic operations as outpatient procedures.Oculoplasty is used to treat several conditions that include ptosis, entropion, ectropion, thyroid eye disease, cancer and other growths and injuries.

What are the risks?

General risks associated with surgery are blood clots or a likely reaction to anesthesia. Post-surgery complications may include dry eyes, irritation, bleeding, infection, skin discoloration and temporary blurred vision.

When do you need to see a doctor before and after oculoplasty?

If it is difficult to keep your eyelids open or if you have developed any fat deposition above or below your eyelid or if you have prolonged dryness or tearing, itching or chronic conjunctivitis along with redness, you should see a doctor.

You can request an appointment at Apollo Spectra Hospitals, Koramangala, Bangalore.

Call 1860 500 2244 to book an appointment.

What are blepharoplasty, ptosis, entropion and ectropion procedures?

Blepharoplasty (ocular lid surgery) is a surgical procedure used to treat droopy ocular lids. During this type of plastic surgery, a medico removes skin, muscle and sometimes fat that may cause the area around your eyes to sag. Blepharoplasty, also known as an eyelift, is one of the most common oculoplastic procedures. Blepharoplasty treatment extracts excess skin from the upper eyelid. They address the upper eyelids first. Lower lid blepharoplasty involves the removal of fat that leads to under-eye bags. The incision may either be on the inside of the eyelid or the outside underneath the lower eyelashes.

Pathologic droopy eyelids, also called ptosis, may occur because of trauma, age or various medical disorders. Your doctor may recommend ptosis surgery. During this procedure, your doctor tightens the levator muscle. This will lift the eyelid into its desired position.

Entropion is a disorder in which the upper eyelid turns inward. When your eyelashes brush against your eye, they cause redness, inflammation, and abrasions on the cornea. Ectropion happens when the lower eyelid flips or sags forward, away from the eye, exposing the surface of the inner eyelid. A surgeon normally removes a portion of the lower eyelid during the procedure. Stitches are needed below the eyelid or on the outside corner of your eye.

Conclusion

It is a cutting-edge medical procedure. Consult a doctor to know if you need this procedure.

How long does it take to heal from oculoplastic surgery?

It depends on the type of operation performed and can vary from person to person.

What can a patient expect after undergoing oculoplastic surgery?

The type of oculoplastic operation you need to undergo will determine your post-operative treatment. Your doctor will give you some instructions to follow at home. For the first few days after surgery, your doctor will advise you to rest and apply cool compresses on your eyelids. You must avoid heavy exercise for at least one week after surgery.

Who is an oculoplastic surgeon?

Ophthalmologists who specialize in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the periorbital and facial tissues, including the ocular lids, brows, forehead, orbit and lacrimal system, are known as oculoplastic surgeons.

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