What is oculoplastics?
The oculoplastic specialty involves the cosmetic, corrective, and reconstructive surgery of the eyelid and face. The field is primarily related to the tissues and structures surrounding the eye – the eyelids, the tear ducts, and the orbit.
Conditions we treat:
Blepharospasm Or Hemifacial Spasms
Blepharospasm is a condition in which the patient experiences involuntary muscle movement of the eye. Similarly, hemifacial spasms involve uncontrolled muscle movement of an entire side or section of the face.
If you’re experiencing uncontrollable muscle movement in the eye or face, schedule a consultation. Our comprehensive evaluation will help to determine correct condition and treatment plan.
Epiphora (Excessive Tearing)
Epiphora involves the excessive tearing of the eyes, not related to normal crying or sobbing. Epiphora can be caused by a number of reasons, the most common causes being blepharitis, eyelid malposition, or nasolacrimal and duct obstruction.
Cosmetic eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is a specialized area of ophthalmology that deals with conditions or abnormalities affecting the eyelids, lacrimal (tear) system, orbit (bony cavity around the eye), and face overall.
Ptosis, the drooping of the upper eyelid, is a condition affecting many individuals and can be found in one or both of the upper eyelids. When the level of the upper eyelid falls, vision can be obstructed, hindering daily activities. To repair, ophthalmologists make careful incisions to the upper eyelid crease and tighten muscles responsible for raising the eyelid.
Stye Or Chalazion
Styes and chalazions are small bumps, or “pimples”, that appear on the eyelid. These conditions are incredibly common, oftentimes occurring as the result of a blocked oil gland.
Typically, both conditions clear up on their own overtime, however each can be treated with medication and, in some cases, with surgery.