About Oculoplastics //

Oculoplastic surgery, or Oculoplastics,involves a number of surgical procedures involving the face, eyelids, tear ducts, and eye socket (orbit).

Oculoplastic surgical procedures include:

 

  • Drooping eyelid or eyebrow repair (Ptosis)

  • Removal of excess skin and fat around the eyes (Blepharoplasty)

  • Repairing in-turning and out-turning of the lower eyelids (Entropions & Ectropions)

  • Blocked tear duct drainage system (Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction)

  • Reconstruction of the face and eyelids for skin cancers

  • Eyelid reconstruction following traumatic facial injury

  • Chalazion drainage

Oculoplastic surgery – What to expect:

  • Pre-operative instructions (typically includes not eating or drinking after midnight the night before your surgery)

  • A specified arrival time

  • You and the surgical team will determine the appropriate type of sedation (typically intravenous sedation & a local anesthetic to numb around the eye)

  • Additional nurses and technicians will be present to assist with your procedure (surgical procedures normally take 30 minutes to an hour)

  • Post-operative instructions after you procedure has been completed

  • Make prior arrangements to be driven home by a family member or friend