What is Oculoplastics?
Oculoplastics involves the plastic and reconstructive surgery of specific parts around the eyes. At Eye Consultants of Texas, oculoplastics is focused primarily on the following:
- The Orbit (eye socket) and its numerous muscles, nerves, glands and blood vessels
- The Eyelids
- The Lacrimal System (orbital structures for tear production and drainage)
We perform oculoplastic procedures at LoneStar Ambulatory Center, which is connected to our clinic in Grapevine.
Also referred to as an eyelift, blepharoplasty is the removal of excess upper eyelid skin to improve peripheral vision.
Ptosis, or droopy eyelids, is a condition of the upper eyelids that can occur due to trauma, age, or other types of medical disorders. Ptosis repair involves elevation of the upper eyelids to improve peripheral vision.
Entropion and Ectropion Repair
Entropion refers to a condition where the eyelids turn inward and must be repositioned. Ectropion refers to eyelids that turn outward, requiring tightening and repositioning of the eyelids.
A blocked tear drain or poorly positioned eyelid can often cause excessive tearing. Procedures we perform to correct this involve reconstruction of the tear drain system.
Orbital disease surgery can involve removal of tumors, cysts, and infections that develop behind the eye. Other orbital diseases we treat include the removal of bone or fat to treat thyroid eye disease, and enucleation or evisceration to replace a diseased eye with an implant.
To learn more about oculoplastics surgery in the Dallas, Fort Worth, or Grapevine areas at Eye Consultants of Texas, call our office at 817-410-2030.