Oculoplasty, also known as oculoplastic surgery or oculofacial plastic surgery, is a specialized branch of ophthalmology that focuses on the reconstruction, cosmetic enhancement, and functional improvement of the tissues surrounding the eyes. The Oculoplasty Clinic is a specialized healthcare facility dedicated to providing comprehensive care for a wide range of oculoplastic conditions.
Diseases Treated By The Department
- Eyelid Malpositions: Oculoplastic surgeons treat eyelid conditions such as entropion (inward-turning eyelids), ectropion (outward-turning eyelids), ptosis (drooping eyelids), and eyelid retraction (abnormally high or low position of the eyelids).
- Blepharospasm and Hemifacial Spasm: These neurological conditions involve involuntary, repetitive contractions of the eyelid muscles. Treatment options may include Botox injections or surgery to alleviate symptoms.
- Eyelid Tumors: Benign and malignant eyelid tumors, including basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma, are evaluated, diagnosed, and treated through surgical excision and reconstruction.
- Orbital Fractures: Trauma or injuries to the eye socket (orbit) can lead to fractures. Oculoplastic surgeons can repair orbital fractures to restore eye function and appearance.
- Thyroid Eye Disease (Graves' Ophthalmopathy): Patients with Graves' disease may develop eye-related symptoms such as proptosis (bulging eyes), double vision, and eyelid retraction. Oculoplastic surgeons work to manage and treat these symptoms.
- Blocked Tear Ducts (Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction): Conditions causing blocked tear ducts can result in excessive tearing, recurrent eye infections, and eye discomfort. Surgical procedures like dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) can open the tear ducts and restore proper drainage.
- Eyelid and Facial Rejuvenation: Cosmetic procedures, such as blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), brow lifts, and filler injections, are performed to enhance the appearance of the eyelids and surrounding areas.
- Congenital Eyelid Abnormalities: Children born with congenital eyelid conditions like congenital ptosis (drooping eyelids) or epiblepharon (inward-turning eyelashes) may undergo surgical correction to improve function and appearance.
- Orbital Inflammatory Diseases: Inflammatory conditions affecting the orbit, such as orbital pseudotumor or idiopathic orbital inflammation, are managed through medical and surgical interventions to reduce inflammation and preserve eye function.
- Eyelid Lesions and Cysts: Noncancerous eyelid lesions, cysts, or chalazions can be surgically removed or treated with minimally invasive procedures.
- Lacrimal System Disorders: Conditions affecting the lacrimal system, including excessive tearing or dry eyes, are evaluated and treated to restore normal tear production and drainage.
- Orbital Masses and Tumors: Benign and malignant orbital masses, such as orbital tumors, are diagnosed and managed through surgical excision and reconstructive procedures when necessary.
- Eyelid Trauma and Lacerations: Oculoplastic surgeons repair traumatic injuries to the eyelids, eyelashes, and surrounding structures to restore eye function and aesthetics.
- Eyelid Deformities: Various eyelid deformities, including congenital or acquired abnormalities, are assessed and treated to improve both function and appearance.
- Orbital Decompression Surgery: This procedure is performed for patients with severe proptosis or eye bulging associated with thyroid eye disease. It helps create more space within the orbit to alleviate pressure on the eye.
- Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery: Oculoplastic surgeons offer cosmetic procedures to address aesthetic concerns, such as sagging eyelids, wrinkles, or excess skin around the eyes.
- Blepharoplasty: This procedure involves the removal of excess skin and fat from the eyelids to rejuvenate the appearance and address sagging or puffy eyelids.
- Dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR): DCR is performed to treat blocked tear ducts by creating a new drainage pathway for tears to flow from the eyes into the nose.
- Orbital Decompression: This surgery is indicated for patients with thyroid eye disease to alleviate pressure on the optic nerve and reduce proptosis.
- Canthoplasty and Canthopexy: These procedures involve repositioning or tightening the outer corner of the eyelids to correct malpositions or enhance the aesthetic appearance.
- Ptosis Repair: Ptosis, or drooping of the upper eyelid, is corrected through surgical techniques that tighten or reposition the eyelid muscles.
- Enucleation and Evisceration: These procedures involve the removal of the eye, often performed in cases of severe trauma, cancer, or in preparation for an artificial eye.
- Enhanced Aesthetics: Oculoplasty procedures can significantly improve the appearance of the eyes and surrounding facial features, leading to increased confidence and self-esteem.
- Improved Functionality: Reconstructive surgeries and treatments for functional issues like blocked tear ducts can restore proper eye function and comfort.
- Restored Vision: Procedures addressing orbital and eyelid conditions can alleviate pressure on the eyes and, in some cases, improve visual outcomes.
- Psychological Well-being: Correcting facial and eyelid abnormalities can have a positive impact on a patient's psychological well-being and overall quality of life.
- Comprehensive Care: Oculoplasty clinics provide specialized expertise and advanced techniques for a wide range of oculoplastic conditions, ensuring patients receive the highest standard of care.
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