Oculoplastics refers to a type of restorative surgery performed around the eye. Oculoplastic surgery can be performed for medical reasons, cosmetic reasons, or both. Let’s focus on the medical uses for oculoplastic surgery.
Medical oculoplastic surgery encompasses a wide range of surgeries. Medical oculoplastic surgery can be performed to repair the eyelids, eye sockets, tear ducts, cheeks.
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Ectropion & Entropion
Eyelids that turn inward are called an entropion, and those that turn outwards are referred to as an ectropion. Both of these conditions can cause corneal damage and discomfort. The only way to fix these issues is through blepharoplasty.
Cancer Removal & Repair
Oculoplastic surgeons are able to remove cancerous growths on the eye, as well as reconstruct the eye after cancer damage. Patients who have cancer on their face, especially near their eyes, often need reconstructive surgery after removal.
Tear Duct Problems
Excessive tearing? You may have a blocked tear duct. Some cases of tear duct blockage are not serious enough to require surgery. However, when other methods of unblocking don’t work, or if the tear duct becomes clogged many times, it may be time for surgery.
Styes, Chalazion & Eyelid Tumors
The oculoplastic surgeon is who you go to when you have an eyelid growth or infection that cannot be treated in a non-surgical method. Some styes and chalazion go away on their own after a certain period of time and care. Sometimes, they worsen to the point where they will not go down on their own. If you have a stye or chalazion that is very swollen and red for more than a few days, it’s best to make an appointment with your eye doctor.
Blepharospasm is associated with abnormal function of the part of the brain responsible for controlling the muscles. BOTOX® has been proven to reduce the effects of blepharospasm temporarily, although it is not a cure. BOTOX® works by paralyzing the muscle for a period of time.
Oculoplastic surgery does more than fix medical issues. It can make a person look and feel 10 years younger. At Cleveland Eye Clinic, we are proud to house some of the most respected oculoplastic surgeons and cosmetic experts in the area. At Cleveland Eye Clinic, we perform cosmetic eye surgery to get rid of unwanted eyelid drooping, excessive skin, and lower eyelid bags.
Droopy Eyelids, Lower Eyelid Bags & Excess Eyelid Skin
Droopy eyelids are extremely common with age; however, some patients experience vision problems when eyelids droop too much. Drooping upper eyelids can eventually obstruct vision while drooping lower eyelids can cause discomfort and dryness. Lower eyelid bags can also become troublesome after a certain amount of time.
A common oculoplastic procedure, called a blepharoplasty, is performed to correct these issues. During a blepharoplasty, your surgeon makes an incision in either the lower or upper eyelid to manipulate the amount of fat, or in the eyelid crease to reduce excess skin.
An upper blepharoplasty, or eyelid lift, is performed to reduce or eliminate the appearance of skin stretching and sagging, loss of elasticity, or unwanted fat redistribution.
A lower blepharoplasty is generally performed to reduce or eliminate lower eyelid bags.
Lower Blepharoplasty Both Skin and Fat
A procedure in which skin and/or fat is removed in order to reduce lower eyelid wrinkles, skin redundancy, and fat bulges
BOTOX® and Dysport®
BOTOX® cosmetic and Dysport® have long been the first thing people think of when they think about how to reduce wrinkles. Both BOTOX® and Dysport® have been proven safe, easy, and effective ways to reduce wrinkles on the forehead and other parts of the face. BOTOX® has also been used for some medical reasons, such as excessive sweating, blepharospasm, and migraines. BOTOX® and Dysport® results are quite substantial and natural-looking when done correctly. Our cosmetic experts at Cleveland Eye Clinic are here to make you look and feel younger!
BOTOX® Brow Lift
Elevates the height of your eyebrows with Botox Cosmetic injections.
Festoons of the eyelids are redundant folds of lax skin and orbicularis muscle under lower eyelids that hang, in hammocklike fashion, from canthus to canthus when the face is upright.