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Oculoplastic Surgery

At Central Sydney Eye Surgeons, our team of ophthalmologists are sub-specialist oculoplastic surgeons with extensive experience performing routine and complex plastic and reconstructive orbital surgery.

Oculoplastic surgery is a specialised field of ophthalmic surgery that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the eyelids, orbit (eye socket), and tear ducts.

Oculoplastic surgeons are specially trained to perform both cosmetic and reconstructive procedures, using a combination of surgical techniques and non-surgical treatments.

Common conditions treated with oculoplastic surgery include:

  • Eyelid Disorders: This can include conditions such as ptosis (drooping eyelids), entropion (inward turning eyelids), ectropion (outward turning eyelids), and eyelid tumours.
  • Orbital Disorders: These can include conditions such as orbital fractures, thyroid eye disease, and orbital tumours.
  • Lacrimal Disorders: These can include conditions such as blocked tear ducts, chronic tearing, and dry eye syndrome.
  • Cosmetic Procedures: Oculoplastic surgery can be used to enhance the appearance of the eyes and face, with procedures such as blepharoplasty (eyelid lift), brow lift, and facial rejuvenation.

Oculoplastic surgery may be performed under local or general anaesthesia, depending on the type and extent of the procedure. Recovery time varies depending on the procedure, but most patients can return to normal activities within a few days to a few weeks.

Common oculoplastic surgical techniques include

  • Blepharoplasty: This is a procedure used to remove excess skin, fat, and muscle from the eyelids, resulting in a more youthful and refreshed appearance.
  • Ptosis Repair: This procedure is used to correct drooping upper eyelids by tightening the levator muscle responsible for lifting the eyelid.
  • Entropion/Ectropion Repair: These procedures are used to correct inward or outward turning eyelids, which can cause discomfort and vision problems.
  • Orbital Decompression: This procedure is used to relieve pressure on the optic nerve and improve vision in patients with thyroid eye disease.
  • Lacrimal Surgery: This includes procedures such as dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR), which is used to treat blocked tear ducts.

In conclusion, oculoplastic surgery is a specialised field of ophthalmic surgery that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the eyelids, orbit, and tear ducts. Oculoplastic surgeons are skilled in a variety of surgical techniques and non-surgical treatments to improve the function and appearance of the eyes and face.

If you are experiencing any symptoms related to your eyelids or orbit, or are interested in cosmetic procedures to enhance your appearance, please contact us to make an appointment with one of our oculoplastic specialists to discuss the best treatment options for you.

Our Oculoplastic Surgery Specialists‚Äč