When to see a doctor
Make an appointment for an eye exam if you notice any changes in your vision. If you develop sudden vision changes, such as double vision or flashes of light, sudden eye pain, or sudden headache, see your doctor right away.
What are the various areas in which this department works?
This is a comprehensive department, which deals with all patient related problems of the eyelids, the brow area, the orbit (bony socket in which the eye lies) and the face. We will treat all cosmetic and functional problems of these areas. This is one more step in the direction of providing quality healthcare and eye care to the people of India
What are the common eyelid problems encountered?
Amongst the common eyelid problems encountered are lid drooping (Ptosis), inward-turning and outward-turning of the lid margin. Most people do not even realize that they have any problem. They may only experience mild symptoms such as tiredness of the eyes, watering, irritation or a foreign body sensation initially. It is advisable to seek a consultation with an oculoplasty surgeon at this stage before complications and more serious symptoms ensue.
What is the role of an oculoplasty Surgeon in an eye hospital?
The eyes are an integral part of the face. In fact this is continuation comprising the Oculofacial continuum. For instance, reconstructing the lids is not similar to any other skin surface as the lids are dynamic, mobile & complex structures. Similarly, fracture treatment around the eyes requires specific expertise and as all these structures are close to the eye, preserving and maintaining vision is of paramount importance. An oculoplasty surgeon provides the necessary specialized expertise to deal with these specific problems. It is the vital link between eye surgery, facial surgery and plastic surgery, with combined benefits. This specialization we feel completes the filling of a very important void in this area of health care.
What other cosmetic procedures are performed in this department?
How is a particular mode of therapy decided on a patient?
Treatment for each patient is individualized depending on their requirement, age, job profile, skin type, etc. generally, non-invasive therapy is preferable to reduce recuperation time. Whether a patient would benefit the most from a surgical or a non - surgical mode of therapy depends on a thorough evaluation of various factors.