What is Oculoplastics?
Oculoplastic surgery is a special sub-specialty field of ophthalmology that focuses on the areas around the eyes: Eyelids, Orbit (bones around the eye), and Lacrimal (tear drainage) System. An oculoplastic surgeon is an ophthalmologist who performs reconstructive and aesthetic procedures around the eyelids, orbit, and lacrimal system.
What type of disorders does an oculoplastic surgeon treat?
- Ptosis / Droopy Eyelids
- Congenital Malformations
- Trauma (lacerations) and scars around the eye / face
- Tumors of the Eyelid (basal cell, sqamous cell, melanoma)
- Malpositions such as entropion (eyelids turned in) and ectropion (eyelids turned out)
- Stye (chalazion), other lumps / bumps around the eye
- Blepharospasm (painful muscle contractions around the eye)
- Eyelash Abnormalities
Types of orbital processes managed:
- Thyroid eye disease (Graves disease)
- Orbital Inflammatory Syndrome
- Orbital tumors
- Orbital fractures
- Enucleation (removal of the eye) and care of the eye socket
Types of lacrimal problems cared for:
- Nasolacrimal duct obstruction (blocked tear duct)
- Punctual malposition or stenosis (abnormal tear drain)
- Lacrimal trauma
- Lacrimal tumour
- Unexplained tearing (investigation and management)
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The new Oculoplastic service for EEC complements existing services by completing the spectrum of Ophthalmic sub-specialties managed in EEC.