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Oculoplastic Surgery

Special skills for special areas

What is an oculoplastic surgeon?

This entails surgery of the delicate structures around the eye. This surgery involves special skill as it can affect the eye and the vision indirectly.
An oculoplastic surgeon is an ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgeon who, after being trained as an ophthalmologist, then receives specialised training to manage a variety of disorders affecting the delicate structures around the eyes.

The following problems involve oculoplastic surgery:

  • Entropion (in-turning of eyelids against the eyeball)
  • Ectropion (eyelids turn outwards)
  • Facial palsy
  • Eyelid ptosis (droopy eyelids)
  • Brow ptosis (droopy eyebrows)
  • Dermatochalasis (overhanging excess upper eyelid skin)
  • Eyelid “bags”
  • Epiphora (watering eyes)
  • Eyelid and orbital tumours
  • Eyelid and orbital trauma
  • Thyroid eye disease
  • Unsightly or painful blind eye
  • Artificial eye problems