Reasons to Consider Oculoplastic Surgery

Oculoplastic surgery is a subspecialty of ophthalmology that reconstructs the eyelids, eyebrows, tear ducts and eye sockets. In addition, it also treats disorders of the tear system. Eye plastic surgery includes cosmetic procedures, such as eyelid surgery.

Eyelid Function

The eyelids play an essential role in keeping the eyes healthy and protected. Dysfunctions can lead to dry eyes, infections, and difficulty seeing. Oculoplastic surgery can help improve eyelids' function by correcting muscles, nerves, or skin issues. Aesthetic skin improvement procedures can also be combined with eyelid surgery to improve the appearance and part of the eyelids.

Improving Appearance

Oculoplastic surgery can also improve the appearance of the eyes and surrounding areas. These procedures include removing wrinkles or bags under the eyes, lifting drooping eyelids, or reshaping the eyebrows. Deep skin hydration, for example, can make a big difference in the way you look by reducing the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and crowfeet.

Correcting Birth Defects

Some people are born with defects in the eyelids, tear ducts or eye sockets. These problems often make it harder for the person to see and affect their appearance. An oculoplastic surgeon can usually correct congenital disabilities, improve vision, and improve the appearance of the eyes.

Treating Tumors

The eyelids, eye sockets, and tear ducts are common sites for tumors. They can cause problems if they grow too large or press on nearby structures. Oculoplastic surgery can remove these tumors and improve the affected area's function and appearance.

Repairing Injuries

The eyes and surrounding areas are delicate and can be easily injured. Oculoplastic surgery can repair damage to the eyelids, eye sockets, tear ducts, and surrounding structures. In addition, some oculoplastic surgeries focus on the repair of lacerations.

Enhancing Vision

Oculoplastic surgery can improve vision. An oculoplastic surgeon can perform surgery to repair or enhance the function of the eyelids, tear ducts, eye sockets, and surrounding structures. This includes procedures to treat drooping eyelids, blockages in the tear ducts, or socket deformities. You can correct these problems with surgery, improving vision.

Relief from Pain

Some conditions affecting the eyes and surrounding areas can cause pain. For example, people with tumors or injuries often experience pain. Oculoplastic surgery can remove the source of the pain and provide relief.

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In summary, oculoplastic surgery has several benefits. It can improve the eyelids' function and appearance, correct congenital disabilities, treat tumors, repair injuries, and improve vision. It can also provide relief from pain. If you are considering oculoplastic surgery, contact Dr. Amina Husain in Chicago, IL, to schedule a free consultation. Call us today at (312) 767-5036.