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What are Oculoplastics?
Oculoplastics, or oculoplastic surgeries, include a wide variety of surgical procedures that deal with the orbit (eye socket), eyelids, tear ducts, and the face. It also deals with the reconstruction of the eye and associated structures.
How do I know I need Oculoplastic treatment?
If you suffer from sagging or drooping eyelids, or excessive skin on your upper or lower eyelid, you may be a candidate for Oculoplastic surgery.
Often, this kind of drooping may go unnoticed. However, if left untreated it can cause problems.
Ectropion (an outward rolling eyelid) and entropion (inward rolling eyelid) are common disorders. As well as the cosmetic implications, these conditions are often associated with ocular discomfort and recurrent infections.
In some cases, they can lead to ocular exposure, ulceration and even corneal scarring.
Ectropion and entropion, as well as ptosis (drooping of the upper lid) and other eyelid disorders such as lid lesions/tumours and epiphora (watery eye), are managed at the Institute of Eye Surgery.
Please get in touch today to make an appointment if you are worried you may need Oculoplastic treatment.