What is Oculoplastic Surgery?
Eyes, Eyelids, Face and almost nothing else!
Before complex simultaneous eyelid elevation and lower surgery: Her right eyelid is low from damaged tendon from contact lens wear. Her left upper eyelid is high from tendon scarring from thyroid eye disease
1 week following complex upper eyelid oculoplastic surgery: Consisting of blepharoplasty surgery to both upper eyelids to tidy up any excess skin, elevation of the right upper eyelid (ptosis correction surgery) with left upper lid lower surgery (levator recession)
6 weeks following surgery. The patient was over the moon. Her eyelids now show perfect symmetry, contour and height
Before complex simultaneous ptosis and cicatricial ectropion correction. Note this gentleman has a droopy upper eyelid (ptosis) and out turning (ectropion) on his same left side. His left upper eyelid is low due to age related stretching of the main tendon. His out turning lower eyelid was due to skin tightness which would therefore require either a flap of skin or skin graft to relieve the tightness. The tightness of the lower lid skin was due to age related descent of the cheek (cicatricial ectropion)
5 days following surgery: The upper eyelid tendon has been repaired and tightened therefore lifting up the upper eyelid (ptosis correction). A flap of excess skin has been moved from the upper eyelid into the lower eyelid thus relieving the lower lid tightness
6 weeks following surgery. All the swelling has resolved. The patient was very happy. Both the upper lid ptosis and the lower lid ectropion have been corrected