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Oculoplastic refers to a group of procedures involving the eyelids, brows, orbits, tear ducts, and the face. Medically necessary and cosmetic oculoplastic procedures are both involved.

Oculoplasty encompasses a wide range of procedures, from correcting droopy eyelids to fitting artificial eye prosthesis. Oculoplastic surgeries are performed by specially trained surgeons and are frequently highly customized based on the patient’s condition.

Oculoplastic is frequently referred to as both an art and a science that can help improve the function, comfort, and aesthetic appearance of the face.


What conditions may necessitate Oculoplastic surgery?

These conditions are best treated by an Oculoplastic surgeon who is trained in both ophthalmology and plastic surgery. Here are some common conditions treated by the Oculoplastic specialty.

  • Eyelid Ptosis

Ptosis is the drooping of the upper eyelid, which can sometimes obscure vision. This droop can be mild or severe enough to cover the pupil. This condition can affect both adults and children and can be effectively treated with medication, surgery, or a combination of the two.

  • Entropion and Ectropion

These are conditions caused by the inversion or eversion of the eyelid margin. Ectropion occurs when the lower eyelid margin turns inward, whereas Entropion occurs when the eyelid margin turns outward. Both of these conditions can result in tearing, discharge, corneal damage, and impaired vision.

  • Thyroid Eye Disease

Thyroid issues can also affect the eyes. Thyroid eye disease can result in vision issues such as double vision, watering, or redness. It can also lead to cosmetic issues such as staring, squinting, and eye puffiness. A trained oculoplastic surgeon can effectively treat these issues with either medication or surgery.

  • Eye tumors

Eye tumors of various types can develop in the eyelid or in the tissues surrounding the eye. Some of them may cause vision loss.
These eye tumors can be effectively treated to restore the eye’s functional as well as aesthetic appearance. Some of the many eye tumor symptoms include blurred vision, flashes of light, and bulging of one eye.

  • Cosmetic conditions

Under eye hollows, wrinkles around the eyes, baggy eyelids, frown lines, and forehead lines can all be effectively treated with a variety of oculoplastic treatments such as blepharoplasty, botox injections, dermal fillers, or browplasty depending on the condition.

  • Congenital deformities & Traumatic injuries

Congenital deformities and traumatic injuries to the eye may necessitate the removal of the eye. In such cases, orbital implant surgery, followed by artificial eye prosthesis fitting, may be recommended.


Treatment Modalities in Oculoplastic

While only a trained oculoplastic surgeon can determine the exact treatment for a condition, some common oculoplastic procedures include:

  • Blepharoplasty

This is a surgical procedure used to treat tired, hooded, baggy, or drooping eyelids. This procedure involves removing excess tissue from the upper or lower eyelids. This benefits both vision and the appearance of the eye. Brow lift is another procedure that is frequently performed in conjunction with blepharoplasty.

  • Botox Treatment

Botulinum toxin is injected into the area around the eyes. This is done with very fine needles after anaesthetic cream is applied around the eyes. This procedure can be performed in a single sitting or in several sittings and is frequently performed as an outpatient procedure.

  • Dermal fillers

This is an injection used to restore facial volume. It is frequently injected into the depressions beneath the eyes, around the lips, on the forehead, and into thin lips. These injections are mostly painless and performed as an outpatient procedure with very fine needles.

  • Orbital Decompression

To treat bulgy eyes, orbital decompression surgery involves removing or thinning the various orbital walls to allow for eye socket expansion, allowing the eyeball to settle back and restore the aesthetic and functional ability of the eyes. This is a major operation that should only be performed by experienced surgeons.


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