Oculoplasty



Category Oculoplasty

Oculoplasty or ophthalmic plastic surgery is associated with the eye and its surrounding structures. This surgery is performed to improve the comfort, function, and appearance for the following:

  • Eyelid Malposition
  • Tear Drainage Problems
  • Problems of the Orbit (eye socket)
  • Skin Cancers of the Eyelid
  • Eyebrow Problems

Firstly, there are various symptoms for which Oculoplasty is considered. As per the ophthalmologist’s observation and recommendation, one can go ahead with Oculoplasty surgery.

Some of the conditions where Oculoplasty is considered are:

  • Excessive blinking of the eye
  • Ptosis (drooping of the upper eyelid)
  • Twitching of eyes
  • Entropion (a condition where the eyelid is rolled inward against the eyeball)
  • Wrinkles, scars, or folds around the eye
  • Blocked Tear Ducts
  • A tumor growing in or around the eye
  • Bulging eyes
  • Burns of the eyes

Types of Oculoplastic Surgeries

Depending on the symptoms and their diagnosis, there are various types of Oculoplastic Surgeries recommended included, but not limited to -

  1. Eyelid Surgery- inclusive of blepharoplasty, eyelid reconstruction, ptosis, entropion, and eyelid tumors
  2. Tear Duct Surgery
  3. Orbital Surgery- in case of trauma, tumors or to manage thyroid
  4. Pediatric Oculoplastic Surgery- to manage eye defects and disorders in children
  5. Lifting of the Forehead and Eyebrows
  6. Rejuvenate and Enhance Facial Features
  7. Botox and Dermal Fillers

Things to keep in mind before undergoing Oculoplasty surgery

Well, there are a few things you should take care of before the surgery would be -

  • Make sure you are not under any medication that would make your blood thin. These discussions are done before the surgery.
  • Before the surgery, it’s obligatory to go for a routine check-up and make sure it is safe for you to have the surgery.
  • Smoking before the surgery and post the operation would not be a good idea. Also, make sure you do not drive until your doctor suggests it’s safe to do so.

It may sound like a tedious procedure, but it is not. Oculoplasty is not a very long and tiresome procedure; it’s a one-day job! Depending upon the nature of your surgery, you may be given local (numbing) or general (asleep) anesthesia. As far as recovery is concerned, it will depend on the type of surgery you have had. Apart from instructions, regular follow-ups with your ophthalmologist are going to be an ongoing process until you recover fully.

 

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