Oculoplastic Surgery

Introduction

Oculoplastic surgery comes in many different forms and is for multiple different conditions. The most common oculoplastic procedures include:

  • Entropion repair, which corrects eyelids that fold inward
  • Ectropion repair, which corrects eyelids that turn outward
  • Ptosis repair, which corrects drooping of the upper or lower eyelid
  • External dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR), which restores the flow of tears

Most oculoplastic surgeries can be performed on an outpatient basis, which means you go home the same day and recovery is fairly quick.

Additional procedures include:

  • Epidermal Inclusion Cyst, which removes a smooth, opaque slowly growing cyst of skin filled with clear serous fluid
  • Chalazion, which is an inflammatory/clogged gland in the eyelid
  • Milia, which are small with bumps representing clogged eccrine sweat glands
  • Nevus, are clumps of melanocytes in the dermis and epidermis that can present as elevated, usually pigmented papule
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma, is classically a waxy elevated lesion with rolled smooth edges, most likely on the lower eyelid
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma, a painless, ulcerated lesion, typically on the lower eyelid
  • Pyogenic Granuloma, commonly seen in areas of previous surgery; overly exuberant healing response, neither pus forming or granulomatous
  • Dermatolipma, is local encapsulated tumor of benign fatty cells.  Yellow in appearance and affecting both eyes
  • Lacrimal Gland Prolapse, whitish granular appearance and may affect both eyes
  • Dermoid Cyst, typically seen in younger patients; tumor consists of regular cells in irregular location.  May contain keratin, hair, sweat glands, etc
  • Dacryocystits, infection of the lacrimal sac, commonly due to gram plus bacteria
  • Xanthelasma, deposits of lipids/cholseterol in the skin, typically on the upper eye lid
  • Seborrheic Keratosis, brown, elevated, stuck on appearance.  Not associated with sun damage

There are a number of treatment options available to you for these conditions.  Call Center for Sight at 850-476-9236 for an appointment to discuss your treatment options.

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