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A Guide to Oculoplasty: Symptoms, Treatment, and Cost


A Guide to Oculoplasty: Symptoms, Treatment, and Cost

Oculoplasty

1/27/2021


Oculoplasty is an exclusive section of Ophthalmology that centers on abnormalities of the structures surrounding the eye. Oculoplastic procedures can be a medical necessity or a cosmetic need. They can be performed on people of all ages. Different types of indications call for differing types of oculoplastic surgery techniques.

Why is an Oculoplasty Procedure performed?

An Oculoplasty is typically performed for the following reasons:

  • Congenital: Oculoplasty surgery can be conducted for congenital deformities, including gaps in the eyelids, abnormal position of eyelids, abnormal shape and size of orbits, blocked tear drainage passages, etc.

  • Traumatic (Injury): Oculoplasty surgeries can be conducted to repair eyelid injuries, scar development, orbito-facial fractures,loss of eyeball, etc. The surgery can result inbetter eye functioning and look.

  • Age-related: The operation can be conducted for troublesin-turning or out-turning of the eyelids and rubbing of eye-lashes on the eye, droopy and lax eyelids, eyelid bags, herniation of orbital fats etc. Oculoplasty operations canefficiently correct these difficulties.

  • Tumour: Tumours and cancers of the lids and orbits are managed by oculoplastic surgeries. These procedures can save life and vision.

  • Blocked tear ducts: Blocked tear ducts will cause watering of eyes with discharge. This can also cause repeated infections of the eyes and the surrounding areas of the face leading to serious damage to life and vision. DCR or Dacryocystorhinostomy and DCT or Dacryocystectomy are the procedures we perform for the blocked tear ducts.

  • Thyroid Eye Disease: Thyroid diseases can cause serious problems of eye lids and orbits amongst other things. If medicines do not work then oculoplastic surgeries are necessary to manage the conditions.

Treatment of Oculoplasty

The oculoplasty treatment starts with a detailed eye examination to understand the current state of the patient's eye condition. This will help the ophthalmologist have a deeper understanding of the difficulties the patients face in their vision. Once this test is done, the patients are advised to undergo the appropriate oculoplastic procedures to cure their condition.

The patients will be free to pick any of them. Once they have decided to proceed with the procedure, we will give them full support with the latest tools, advanced technology, and well experienced oculoplastic surgeons so that the surgery becomes easy for them.

Cost of Oculoplasty

The cost of oculoplastic surgery varies, depending on the eye condition you want to treat.

If you are looking for oculoplasty services, give our experts a call. We would be happy to help you clear all your doubts regarding the oculoplastic procedure.

FAQ's on Oculoplasty

  1. What does oculoplastic mean?

    Oculoplastics, or oculoplastic surgery, describes a set of surgical procedures on the eye and its surrounding structures, including the eyelids, tear ducts, eye sockets, and parts of the face.

    Oculoplasty, or ophthalmic plastic surgery, is performed to improve the function and comfort of the eye. It can also treat tear drainage problems, eyelid malposition, issues with the eye socket or eyebrows, and skin cancers of the eyelid.

  2. How do you know if you need blepharoplasty?

    If you have droopy or sagging eyelids that keep your eyes from opening completely and interferes with your peripheral vision,you might need a blepharoplasty. This procedure removes excess tissue from your eyelids and thereby improves your vision.


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