At Milan Eye Center, the goal of oculoplastics is to enhance or renew the normal structures of the eye. Oculoplastics involves a variety of surgical procedures around the eye socket, tear ducts, eyelids, and face. The experienced ophthalmologists at our practice offer a variety of eye-related surgeries to treat medical conditions that affect vision and improve facial appearance and self-esteem.
Whether you’re interested in treating an eye defect or would like to rejuvenate your appearance, our oculoplastic offerings can help you out. See what oculoplastic procedure is right for you:
To refresh puffy, sagging or tired eyes, blepharoplasty is an excellent choice. By removing excess skin, fat, and muscle from the upper and lower eyelids, patients can enjoy a more youthful, revitalized appearance. Eyelid surgery can be performed for both vision improvement and cosmetic purposes.
Ptosis or “drooping” of the upper eyelids impairs vision and causes a tired-looking appearance. A browlift can help with ptosis by raising the eyebrows and decreasing furrows and ridges on the forehead. Browlifts create a smoother, younger appearance while simultaneously improving vision.
When the eyelid is pulled too far away from the eyeball, eyelid retraction can occur. Trauma, previous eyelid surgery, or thyroid disease can all cause eyelid retraction. Fortunately, the placement of grafts into the eyelids or releasing the eyelid itself may correct the issue. Solutions for eyelid retraction repair vary by patients and degree of severity.
Entropion or “turning in” of the eyelid occurs usually occurs on the lower eyelid when the skin and lashes rub against the cornea. Because entropion is often caused by muscle weakness, the surgery may comprise of muscle tightening and the removal of a small section of the eyelid. If entropion is caused by a previous surgery or scars, a skin graft may help by repositioning the eyelid.
Similar to entropion repair, ectropion or “turning out” of the eyelid typically occurs on the lower eyelid when the inner eyelid is exposed on one section of the eye or across the entire eyelid. Ectropion leads to irritation due to tears that are unable to correctly drain from the eye. Muscle tightening or a skin graft can solve ectropion concerns.
Epiphora, otherwise known as “watering eyes,” is a condition in which tears overflow the face without a clear explanation. Insufficient tear film drainage from the eyelids is a common cause. Treatments will vary for watering eyes depending on the cause of epiphora and its severity.
The loss of blinking and eye closure is a serious problem associated with Facial Paralysis and Bell’s Palsy. This can lead to eye irritation, cornea ulceration and blindness. Selecting the right size gold weight initiates this procedure that is performed under conscious sedation. Through a small incision in the crease of the upper eyelid, the pre-selected gold weight is implanted beneath the skin and secured above the eyelashes.
At Milan Eye Center in Atlanta, our ophthalmologists are dedicated to solving your cosmetic and vision eye-related concerns. To schedule a consultation for one of our oculoplastic procedures, call Milan Eye Center at 678-681-9834 or fill out our online form today.