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Overview of Oculoplastic-Reconstructive

We specialize in Reconstructive Lid and Cosmetic Surgery

We help patients through both functional and cosmetic procedures to the eyelids, eye sockets, tear ducts and face. We’ll protect your eyes, preserve your sight and keep you looking your best, and ultimately living your best life.

Treatment Options

Oculoplastic surgery is cosmetic or reconstructive surgery of the eye or the area directly around the eye. The procedures repair tissues including the eyelids, tear ducts, and the orbit.

  • Drooping Eyelids

    Blepharoptosis is often caused by a loosening of the tendon-like structure that lifts the eyelids, or by congenital malformation, trauma, muscular or neurologic disease. Your eyelids droop, they can change your appearance, cause headaches or reduce your field of vision. Through outpatient repair, we adjust the structure that lifts the eyelids, improve your vision and help you look like yourself again.

  • Abnormal Eyelashes (Trichiasis)

    When the eyelashes grow toward your eye, they sometimes cause unwanted discomfort. including redness, pain excessive tearing, light sensitivity, blurred vision and foreign body sensation. A treatment plan for trichiasis can range from plucking the eyelashes out to providing surgical solutions based on the origin of the condition, which can range from entropion to post surgery or trauma-related events.

  • Tearing

    From Dry Eye Syndrome to Eyelid Malposition to Tear Duct Obstructions, there are many reasons why you might be tearing. We’ll work to understand what’s affecting your tears, and recommend a treatment plan ranging from drops to dacryocystorhinostomy, an outpatient procedure that allows your tears to drain more effectively.

  • Eyelid Malposition

    Malposition ranges from drooping to the outward (Ectropion ) or inward (Entropion ) turning of the eyelid. It’s often a result of aging, trauma, or eyelid lesions and can cause severe irritation, burning, tearing, and decreased vision.

  • Orbital Fracture

    When trauma occurs to the bony cavity that surrounds and protects the eye, the thin orbital bones can be fractured. Symptoms include pain, swelling, bruising, double vision or numbness to the face. The first step is an orbital CT to determine a need for outpatient surgery.

  • Eyelid Cancer

    Sun exposure, heredity, and fair complexion can all cause skin cancer, even on your eyelids. Skin cancer usually appears as painless bumps or nodules, and often results in bleeding, crusting, distortion, and ulcerations of the skin may also occur. Any suspicious areas should be evaluated immediately.

  • Baggy, Sagging Eyelids

    Aging, sun exposure, heredity and the natural pull of gravity can all affect the face. When excess skin and fat show in the eyelid, your eyes can appear droopy and affect your vision. Through a surgical outpatient procedure called a blepharoplasty, we can remove excess skin and puffiness on the lids, restore your vision and help you get back to looking your very best.

  • Brow Lift

    Aging, sun exposure, heredity and the natural pull of gravity can all affect the face, and often the brow and forehead are affected first. The skin loses its elasticity and muscle support, resulting in wrinkles and increased heaviness around your eyes and brows. A brow lift returns the brows to a more elevated position, softens facial lines and improves the appearance of both the forehead and brow.

  • Botox Solutions

    New lines, wrinkles and crow’s feet can be frustrating signs of aging. From sun exposure to heredity to simply frowning or squinting, sometimes the muscles in our eyes become overworked. Botox is a safe, nonsurgical injection that blocks the impulses from the nerve to the facial muscle, and helps the skin appear smoother and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

  • Dermal Fillers

    Dermal Fillers are an option for reducing facial lines and rejuvenating the face when the skin is stretched or loses its natural fat. This often happens as we get older or due to excessive sun exposure or heredity. Fillers can be used to plump lips, soften facial creases, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, lighten scars, remove lower eyelid shadows and contour other potential face deformities.

Learn more about our practices that provide these treatment options:

  • Kremer Eye

  • Ludwick
    Eye Center

  • Omni Eye

  • Phillips Eye

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