What is Oculoplastic Surgery?
Oculoplastic surgery is usually associated to the reconstructive and aesthetic eyelid and facial plastic surgery. It is a specialized branch of ophthalmology that focuses on the treatment of eyelid abnormalities, orbital diseases, problems in the lacrimal system, including trauma to the eye socket and thyroid eye disease.
Oculoplastic surgery is a rare super specialty therefore, not many surgeons perform these oculoplastic surgeries, but given the difficulty in obtaining top quality results, the best oculoplastic surgeon should perform the surgery.
Who is an Oculoplastic surgeon?
Oculoplastic surgeons have completed their ophthalmology training in addition to surgical training. This makes them highly qualified to address abnormal eyelid position and contour, reconstruction of the lids following trauma, burns and removal of cancers.
Oculoplastic surgeons in Bhopal are trained to perform different types of eyelid and facial surgery. the disorders may include simpler diseases like eyelid malposition or may involve more complex treatments which may include the cheeks, facial bones etc.
Eyelid issues can be considered both functional and cosmetic. Some disorders can affect vision, reading, eye comfort, and eye health.
Oculoplastic surgeons are highly trained for dealing with the anatomical functions of the eyelids and their surrounding structures. Bhopal hospitals provide patients, state-of-the-art technology and services of eye care specialists and ophthalmic surgeons. Hospitals in Bhopal provide individualized treatment plans based on patients’ needs, with the ultimate goal of improving their vision and quality of life.
Prior to surgery what do surgeons in Bhopal take into consideration
- Before they perform any kind of eyelid plastic surgery, oculoplastic surgeons in Bhopal assess the overall health of the eyes and function of the eyelids.
- An oculoplastic surgeon has the required expertise for handling the surgeries associated to these areas. They have a knack in recognizing potential problems.
Some of the disorders treated by an Oculoplastic Surgeon in Bhopal:
Through cosmetic eyelid surgery, fatty bags under the eyes, excess skin and fat of the upper eyelids, and drooping eyebrows can be effectively improved.
Droopy eyelid: With age, eyelid skin starts sagging. This hanging skin can impart the lids a droopy appearance and hinder the vision. From an aesthetic point, this loose skin can make one look older or more tired than they are. It can also interfere with makeup. Puffy and loose skin can be caused due to aging, excessive exposure to sun, allergies etc.
Hanging eyelid skin, also called pseudo ptosis, or dermatochalasis, can be removed with surgery. This procedure, called a blepharoplasty, or eyelift, is done as an outpatient procedure under anesthesia. The excess skin and fat is removed as needed. Incisions are placed in the natural crease of the eyelid. These incisions are barely visible after a few months after surgery.
Eyebrow lift: Just like your eyelids, eyebrows can droop, too. Sometimes heavy brows can contribute to visual loss. Often, eye brow lifts are performed with other eyelid procedures to further enhance the overall appearance of the face and reduce forehead lines.
Eyelid skin tumours: Skin cancer is a common problem and often affects the eyelids. Several different kinds of cancer exist, but Basal Cell Carcinoma is by far the most common one. This cancer grows slowly and rarely spreads. Removal of the cancer with reconstruction is needed to treat the lesion and obtain a cure.
Treatments are available for eye, eyelid and orbit tumors, but if you suspect an eye tumor, then seek professional help. If eye tumors run in your family, you should have regular eye examinations.
Watery eyes: Eyes that continually water may be making too many tears or that has damage to the lacrimal drainage system, the part of the eye that is responsible for collecting and draining tears. However, the tear ducts that make up the lacrimal drainage system can sometimes become blocked. This may be caused by an injury, infection or aging.
Bulging eyes: When your eyeball is pushed forward, an abnormal amount of the eye “white” is exposed. When this happens, the cause is often a swelling or growth that occurs behind the eye. The eye may feel dry and the patient may have difficulty seeing and may have double vision or blurriness. The eyelid may not close properly.
While you may be in Bhopal, you should travel where ever the best oculoplastic surgeon is in India
Dr. Debraj Shome is considered to be one of the best plastic surgeons in Bhopal and in India. Dr. Shome has acquired his training and fellowship in oculoplastic surgery from some of the best institutes in the world. He has a highly successful practice which is established in India.
He has been honored with many awards such as ‘Top 10 Cosmetic Surgeons in India’, ‘Best Oculoplastic Surgeon India’, ‘Marquis Who’s Who’, ‘Celebrity Plastic Surgeon in World’, ‘Marquis Who’s Who Asia Pacific’ etc for his excellence in the plastic surgery.