Oculoplasty or ocular plastic surgery deals with all those affectations around the eyes, such as eyelids or eyebrows, whether they are functional or aesthetic.
Types of oculoplasty or ocular plastic surgery
- Blepharoplasty or eyelid plastic surgery: It eliminates excess skin and fat, both in the upper and lower eyelids, eliminating bags and dark circles, thus rejuvenating the face. Sometimes the eyebrows are also raised, if they fall on the eyelid. It is a simple procedure in which the patient returns home the same day and quickly reincorporates to his daily life.
- Treating entropion: Entropion is the interference of the lower eyelid with the eyelashes, resulting in irritation of the eyeball, excessive tearing and loss of vision. During the procedure, the eyelid is tightened using local anesthesia.
- Treating ectropion: This is the opposite of the previous case, although with similar symptoms or consequences: tearing and irritation. Although it can be treated with medication, the definitive correction is surgical, performed in the same way as entropion, tightening the eyelid.
- Ptosis surgery: It is used to strengthen and lift the eyelids when they are drooping and hinder correct vision.
- Pterygium surgery through grafts: It is an intervention that seeks to prevent and control the growth of triangular-shaped tissue. If it is stopped, it avoids the sensation of a foreign body and the consequent obstruction of vision.
- Treat xanthelasmas: These are benign tumors around the eyelid. It is a common pathology in adults with diabetes, cirrhosis or hypercholesterolemia.
Results and benefits of ocular plastic surgery
According to specialists in Ophthalmology, the benefits of ocular plastic surgery are multiple, since they allow solving pathological problems and aesthetic issues.