Ophthalmic plastic surgery
Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery is a relatively newer branch that encompasses Oculoplastics (disorders of the eyelids and tissues around the eyes), Orbital surgery (full range of disorders affecting the orbit including tumors, fractures, thyroid eye disease, etc), Facial aesthetics (science to improve your facial appearance), Dacryology (tear duct problems) and Socket reconstruction (blind eye cosmetic rehabilitation, mucous membrane grafts, etc).
An Ophthalmic Plastic/Oculoplastic Surgeon is a surgeon who is an Ophthalmologist who has been specially trained in the plastic surgery of the face and periocular region and is an expert in the diagnosis and management of the range of subjects mentioned above.
We provide Diagnosis and Management options for the full spectrum of paediatric Oculoplastic disorders such as:
- Watering eye at any age
- Eyelid abnormalities
- Protrusion of eyeball
- Lacrimal sac infections
- Any congenital skin tags or lump
- Traumatic lid tear/canalicular tear
If you notice any of the above problems in your child, please consult an Ophthalmic Surgeon
Droopy eyelid (Ptosis)
Ptosis is a condition in which the upper eyelid droops down due to various causes. In children, it usually occurs due to faulty development of the eyelid muscle that lifts the eyelid.
The following children underwent surgical correction for their droopy eyelids.
The Watering Eye Clinic
Procedures and surgeries performed include
- Probing and syringing for congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction
- Dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR): Surgery with ‘hidden’ and small incisions
- Canalicular block assessment and repair
- Traumatic canalicular tear repair
- Treatment options for punctal problems
Diagnostic and therapeutic facilities for the watering eye in infants, children and adults
Ectropion/ Entropion management
Thyroid Eye Disease Clinic
- Thyroid Eye Disease is a complex condition which requires regular and timely follow-up with an Oculoplasty consultant. The disease is treated depending on the phase-active or chronic.
- In the chronic phase the protrusion of the eyeball and the eyelid asymmetry can be addressed through orbital bony decompression and eyelid surgery.
Trauma & Reconstructive surgeries
- Eyelid tears
- Canalicular repair with stent
- Orbital wall fractures repair with silastic sheet
- Post trauma or post chemical injury eyelid malpositions can be party corrected or made cosmetically better corrected or made cosmetically better by scar excision, eyelid reconstruction with skin grafts.
- Aesthetic rehabilitation of blind eye/socket reconstruction
- Mucous membrane grafts for Steven Johnson syndrome/ Contracted socket
Upper and Lower eyelid blepharoplasty performed using Radiofrequency technology that ensures almost ‘bloodless’ surgery.
Ptosis in Adults
Skin tags can be removed with minimal or no pain using Radiofrequency technology.
Xanthelasma can be removed using Radiofrequency technology under local anesthesia.
Fillers and Botulinum toxin injections
Botulinum toxin & filler injections are used for cosmetic enhancement of the face and for treating Forehead lines, crow’s Forehead lines, crow’s feet, frown lines, bunny lines, mild brow height asymmetry, fine facial wrinkles, neck bands.
The varied flaws in the facial contours such as the tear trough contours such as the tear trough deformity can be filled in using fillers. The filler injections last for one year approximately while Botox effects last for 3 months in most patients.
Ocular Surface Squamous Neoplasia
Ocular Surface Squamous Neoplasia presents in various stages to the Ocular Oncologist. The tumor can be treated with topical/injectablemedicines or surgically by removing the lesion.