- Eye-related Conditions
Droopy eyelids (ptosis) and hooded upper eyelids (dermatochalasis) can not only interfere with your vision, but can make you look older, sleepy and also makes your eyelids feel heavy. Bags under the eyelids can make you look old and can affect your confidence because of the appearance. As a specialist periocular cosmetic surgeon, I can assure you that you are in safe hands when it comes to the intricacies of surgery in and around the eyes.
Watery eyes can be very incapacitating and embarrassing as well. There are several causes for a watery eye. Your eye may water either because of over production of tears for example a foreign body lodged under your eyelid causing irritation or due to an obstruction to outflow of the tears.
Cataract surgery maybe the most common surgery performed, but for you it is your eye that is going to be operated on and you would want full assurance that the surgeon operating on you is competent and will give you the best possible result, with the least amount of discomfort. This is what you can expect when you have cataract surgery under my care. Every patient’s needs are unique and need special consideration.
Most eyelid cancers can be managed by surgery. It is important to detect eyelid tumours early, as the lesser the amount of tissue removed, the better the cosmetic results from surgical excision and reconstruction. Eyelid tumours can mimic benign lesions or even inflammation hence it is important to have growths around the eyes checked out quickly.
Entropion is most commonly seen in the lower eyelid. It does occur in the upper eyelid, that that is very rare. An entropion can cause a lot of discomfort as the eyelid and especially the eyelashes rub against the cornea (sensitive clear window of the eye). I will be referring to lower eyelid entropion here.
The orbit is the bony cavity of the skull into which the eyeball sits. The orbital cavity contains the eyeball, the optic nerve, lacrimal gland, muscles that move the eye, nerve, blood vessels and fat. Any of these tissues can be affected by inflammation, infection, tumours and other conditions.