What are oculoplastics?
Oculoplastic and lacrimal surgery describes a variety of procedures that focus on disorders of the eyelids and tear ducts.
What are the symptoms?
One of the most common reasons for referral to an oculoplastic and lacrimal surgeon is due to abnormalities of the eyelids and their surrounding tissues, as well as the production or drainage of tears.
These could cause
- Watering eyes
- Visual obstruction
- Tumour growth
- Ingrowing eyelashes and discomfort
Who can have oculoplastic and lacrimal surgery?
Certain issues of the eyelid and orbit can affect your vision, eye comfort and eye health as well as your appearance. So surgery can be an option in order to relieve bothersome symptoms.
Before your treatment
You will meet your surgeon for an appointment before your surgery to discuss the process according to your individual needs and your surgeon will answer any questions you may have about the operation.
They will also outline which medications you can continue or stop taking before any surgery.
How is the surgery done?
Each surgery is different and tailored to the requirements of each patient. Your consultant will discuss what kinds of treatment or procedures you’ll need, and will be able to take you through everything you need to know before your surgery takes place.
Guide to common eye conditions and treatments
At Newmedica, we treat a variety of common eye conditions. Your consultant will discuss all this in detail but you’ll find more information on these pages.