Oculoplastic eyelid surgery
Your eyes are as important as the rest of your body. So, keeping them healthy is good for your overall health. They let you see the world and also let others tell them about your thoughts and feelings.
Oculoplastic surgery is a rare super specialty and the surgeons who specialize in this are highly skilled with great precise techniques. Many surgeons perform these oculoplastic surgeries, but given the difficulty in obtaining top quality results, only a reputed oculoplastic surgeon should perform the surgery.
What is Oculoplastic Surgery?
Oculoplastic eyelid surgery mainly includes a wide variety of procedures that deal with orbit (eye socket), eyelids, tear ducts and the face. It also involves the reconstruction of the eyes and structures related to it. Oculoplasty is the cosmetic, corrective and reconstructive surgery related to the tissues or structures surrounding the eye. There are many types of conditions that can affect the eyelids, tear ducts and eye orbits.
Who is an Oculoplastic surgeon?
An Oculoplastic surgeon is an ophthalmologist who is trained in performing cosmetic and reconstructive procedures on the eyelid, orbit and tear duct.
Oculoplastic surgeons keep the health and safety of your eyes as their primary focus while conducting the surgery. Oculoplastic surgeons are trained to perform different types of eyelid and facial surgery. These surgeries range from eyelid surgeries to surgery involving the lacrimal apparatus to eye removal to orbital reconstruction.
Oculoplastic Surgeons have an in-depth knowledge of the eyes and the eyelids and therefore are ideal when it comes to working around the eyes and the surrounding structures as well.
Some of the conditions treated by an Oculoplastic Surgeon:-
You can go through this to have a look at some of the conditions treated by oculoplastic surgeons.
Eyelid lumps: Eyelid lumps are unsightly lesions that are common in patients referred to oculoplastic surgeons. The lesion are diagnosed based on the characteristics they display and their clinical examination as well. Chalazion (meibomian cyst) and stye are two very similar lumps that can affect the upper or lower eyelids. Often, minor operative procedures can be completed on the same day as a consultation.
Eyelid skin tumors: Eyelid tumors are common in patients referred to oculoplastic surgeons. The evaluation is mainly carried out to differentiate malignant from benign lesions. The majority of malignant tumors affecting the eyelids and surrounding areas are slowly metastasizing and dangerous lesions that distort or destroy eyelid anatomy.
Ectropion: This is an eyelid malposition in which the lower eyelid turns away from its normal position in contact with the eye. The ectropion leads to overflow tearing of the eye (epiphora) and discomfort. Epiphora may lead to irritation and contraction of the skin of the lower eyelid.
Entropian: This is an eyelid malposition in which the lower eyelid is turns inwards causing discomfort due to rubbing between the eyelashes and the surface of the eye. This is commonly caused due to ageing. This can cause unwanted symptoms like problematic vision, dry eyes, excessive watering eye to distortedfacial asymmetry and altered appearance.
Excessive eyelid skin: This condition can affect both men and women. This usually occurs due to the ageing. It causes heavy eyelids and visual field obstruction.
Blocked tear duct: A blocked tear duct can cause persistent eye watering. The eyelid loses the capacity to hold the tears. Sometimes increased tears can cause significant difficulty reading and occasionally can cause infection. It can also cause allergies, eyelid disorders or an obstruction of the tear drainage system.
Dry Eyes is a very common problem, which is often treated with artificial tears. Punctual plugs which are placed in the beginning of the tear ducts in the lower eyelids are considered to be an alternative option. These plugs can be removed easily. This will increase the retention of the patient’s tears. They are barely visible on close inspection.
Bells Palsy – Damage to the facial nerve is the main cause of Bells palsy. This damage prevents proper closure of the eyelids. This may result in drooping of the eyebrow. If the condition does not improve on its own, certain surgical procedures can be performed, including elevation of the eyebrow, tightening of the lower eyelid, and gold weight insertion to improve upper eyelid closure.
While you may be in Navi Mumbai, 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 Navi Mumbai 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 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.