Oculoplastics is a specialised field that includes the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of problems with the eyelids, orbits (bony socket around the eye) and the lacrimal system (the tear drainage system, including the watery eye). Our dedicated Ophthalmic Consultants, who routinely perform such complex surgery, always deliver a high quality and personalised service at Cathedral Eye Clinic.
What Can an Oculoplastics Specialist Help You With?
Our Oculoplastics specialists can give you advice regarding the following:
- A watery eye
- ‘Lumps and bumps’ and ‘skin tags’ on the eyelids or surrounding facial area
- Rodent ulcers and other eyelid cancers
- Eyelid swelling
- Eyelid malposition (eyelids turning in or out)
- Excess skin on eyelids or droopy eyelids
- Bulging eyes (proptosis)
- Thyroid related eye problems
- Inability to close eyes (for example, due to facial nerve/bells-palsy)
- Any other eyelid, tear drainage or eye socket problems
Our Range of Services
The range of services offered by our experienced oculoplastic surgeons include:
- Procedures and operations for treatment of watery eye
- Entropion and Ectropion surgery
- Blepharoplasty for excess eyelid skin
- Surgery for droopy eyelids
- Comprehensive and personalised care plan for eyelid cancers (including rodent ulcers)
- Removal of “lumps and skin tags” around the eye lids and upper face
- Management of Thyroid Eye Disease
- Enucleation and Evisceration
- Cathedral Eye Clinic provides facilities to perform a number of these procedures in the comfortable and sterile setting of a dedicated ophthalmic operating room. This is a unique facility which allows procedures to be carried out in a day-care environment by experienced consultants with the support of dedicated ophthalmic nursing staff.
Eyelid surgery, known as a blepharoplasty, removes excess skin and tissue around the area to give you a fresher, more youthful look and for most women, the desire to look younger is the only motivation they need to consider eyelid surgery.
Patients with heavy eyelids, excess layers of skin and deep wrinkles can often look tired and might benefit from this type of cosmetic surgery.
The surgery itself can be performed on the upper and/or lower eyelids, and whatever your motivations may be, we strongly recommend that you fully discuss all your options with one of our consultants before committing to treatment.
Our experienced consultant Ophthalmologists have conducted thousands of these operations and hold senior positions sub-specialising in medical and cosmetic treatment and surgeries for the eyelids.