Oculoplastic surgery, also known as ocular plastic surgery, aesthetic and functional treated eye pathologies.
Oculoplastic surgery handles pathology periocular area encompassing:
- Eyelid disorders: blepharitis, ptosis, eyelid tumors and dermatochalasis
- orbital changes: intraorbital tumors and thyroid orbitopathy
- lachrymal disturbances: dacryocystitis and lacrimal duct obstruction
Most Oculoplastic surgery interventions carried out by specialists in Ophthalmology are reconstructive, and aimed at restoring the normal functioning of the structures surrounding the eyeball. This type of surgery is indicated for correcting alterations of the position of the eyelids and / or reconstruction thereof after removal of tumors and tear duct obstructions that can cause a persistent tearing or recurrent infections.
There are other more aesthetic surgeries like blepharoplasty and the use of botulinum toxin and other fillers such as hyaluronic acid. This type of Oculoplastic surgery is performed to improve aging produces changes in the periocular area, such as skin redundancy, deepening grooves and increased puffiness and dark circles, among others.
Why undergo surgery Oculoplastic?
Any abnormality of the eyelids, orbit and / or lachrymal is a common reason to undergo surgery Oculoplastic. Facelifts is another common complaint, and that the techniques used are becoming less invasive and offer a more natural result.