Oculoplastic Surgeries

Reconstructive & Functional Oculoplasty 

Ptosis (droopy eyelids) 

Ptosis is the medical term for droopy eyelids.  Drooping of the upper eyelid(s) can cause a reduction in the field of vision when the eyelid obstructs the visual axis. Children can be born with ptosis, while adults develop ptosis as a result of aging, prior surgery, or long term contact lens use. There are various methods of correcting ptosis depending on the type, degree and severity of ptosis. Recovery from ptosis surgery is usually quite rapid, and patients find themselves returning back to work within a few days.

Dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR)

Lacrimal surgery addresses the tear ducts system that normally drains tears from the eye surface. This may include the exploration and reconstruction of any portion of the system depending upon the location of the closure (stenosis) or obstruction. The location will be determined at the initial consultation and the treatment plan designed at that time. Treatment can be as simple as using eye drops, a minor procedure in the clinic, or may require surgery in the operating room.

Eyelid Malposition (eyelids “turn in or out”)

The eyelids need to be in a normal position to ensure eye protection, for good tear production and drainage and to allow the eyelids to close properly with each blink. When the lids are malpositioned, they can be very irritating to the eye and result in tearing, pain, and chronic discharge. Entropion is a condition in which the eyelid is "turned in" toward the eye. Ectropion is a condition where the lower eyelid is “turned out” away from the eye. Both can be repaired with surgical procedures designed to return the eyelid to its natural position

Eyelid Reconstruction (after cancer or trauma) 

Eyelid reconstruction is often required following trauma or tumour excision. Depending on the degree and location, reconstruction can be performed using a variety of tissue flaps and grafts.

Eyelid Lesions 

There are many types of eyelid lesions, some can be observed safely while others should be biopsied or completely excised. Based on the appearance in consultation and your particular medical history, a decision can be made whether to observe biopsy or remove the lesion.  Some of the most common benign eyelid lesions are chalazion (stye), cysts, skin tags, and nevi (moles).

Blepharoplasty – Upper & Lower Eyelids  

The tone and shape of eyelids can loosen and sag with time. Surgical repair of this condition can give the eyes a more youthful look by removing excess skin, bulging fat, and lax muscle from the upper or lower eyelids. In the upper eyelids, excess skin can result in a tired appearance or can result in difficulty seeing in the top segment of your visual field. As a result, some forms of blepharoplasty surgery are considered cosmetic eyelid surgery while in some other cases it is medically necessary to allow the patient to see well. Lower eyelid blepharoplasty is almost always a cosmetic procedure to improve the shape, contour and appearance of loose skin, bulging fat, and irregular shape.