What is Oculoplasty surgery?
Oculoplasty surgery, also known as Eye Plastic Surgery, deals with the medical and surgical management of deformities and abnormalities of the eyelids, lacrimal (tear) system, orbit (bony socket) and the adjacent face.
The eyelids and surrounding areas are extremely complex and delicate structures that are vital to the preservation of sight and are important features of a normal facial appearance. Since surgery in this area can affect one’s ability to see, oculoplastic surgeons are uniquely qualified to perform this delicate surgery and to provide expertise the eye needs.
Some conditions treated under Ocuplasty are
Droopy eyelids or ‘ptosis’ due to aging
Skin cancers of the eyelid
Grave’s disease caused due to an overactive thyroid
Loss of an eye