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Oculoplastic Surgery Dubai
This type of procedure is focused on treating diseases of the eye socket, the tear ducts and the eyelids. All the treatments used to counteract ageing in the eyelids (blepharoplasty) are in extraordinarily high demand due to their good results.
The eyelids are one of the corporal structures that most suffer the effects of ageing and, in particular, those caused by the rays of the sun. The appearance of spots on the skin, wrinkles and bags under the eyes transforms the face in different ways for each person. People often begin to experience dissatisfaction with their image, and have the need to find possibilities for improvement.
Tear Duct Obstruction
An obstruction to the tear ducts is the cause of most cases of eyes watering. However, the lesions may present at several points along the duct system for draining tears.
A blockage in the lacrimal punctum (the entry of the tear duct) causes intermittent watering with no infection, and requires surgical dilation. However, obstructions to the exit of the tear duct to the nose, which are the most frequent, produce watering first and, after a time, infections in the lacrimal sac.
Treatment, for most tear duct illnesses, is surgical. An external or endonasal dacryocystorhynostomy (DCR) under local anaesthesia is the surgical technique with the best results, achieving disappearance or improvement in watering eyes in over 90% of patients.
Pathological Conditions of the Eyelids
Changes in the position of the eyelids may be caused by:
- Outward rotation of eyelid (ectropion), leaving the lower part of the eye unprotected; reddening and watering of the eye can be experienced.
- Inward rotation of the eyelid (entropion), causing the eyelashes to be in contact with the cornea and causing ulcers and pain.
Less frequent eyelid conditions are:
- Facial paralysis: a defect in eye closure
- Blepharospasm, which causes abrupt eyelid closing movements
- Small, benign tumours that appear on the skin, such as warts, freckles, xanthelasmas, etc.
Ptosis or Drooping of the Upper Eyelid Treatment in Dubai
A drooping of the upper eyelid causes a conspicuous aesthetic defect and may impair vision if it obstructs the visual axis.
Usually, a surgical intervention is necessary to repair the levator muscle, since it has become detached from the upper lid, causing it to droop down. When the muscle is severely atrophied, a circumstance that is occasionally congenital, there is still an option: suspending the lid from the brow using the patient’s own biological tissues (the fascia lata or the temporal aponeurosis) or easily integrated synthetic materials.
Blepharoplasty – Upper & Lower Eye Bags Surgery in Dubai
Palpebral bags are often more noticeable on the upper lids, where they are caused by excess skin; on the lower lids and the nasal portion of the upper lids, they are produced by prolapsed retro-ocular fat behind the eyelids.
These defects can be observed by comparing the patient’s current aspect to his or her image from a few years back.
The intervention to correct palpebral bag defects is called a blepharoplasty, and consists of removing excess tissue from the lids, to make them look as they used to. It can be performed with tungsten tips or CO2 laser, which allows for a precise cut and reduces surgical time, as it controls the bleeding.
In order to remove excess skin, incisions are made inside natural skin folds, with the advantage of making the incisions invisible in a short period of time. All these all these procedures can be done under local anaesthesia, as outpatients, without patching the eyes during the post-operatory period, or just doing so for the first few hours.
In some persons, if the eye suffered severe damage due to trauma of after complicated surgical interventions, it becomes smaller and can cause pain. In these cases, sometimes we opt for operation which is called evisceration. It consists of eliminating from the eye all the structures which can cause pain, preserving the eye wall and the eye’s muscles.
Inside of the eye an implant is left to give it volume and after a few weeks, a shell is adapted to give the eye most natural appearance. This second prosthesis will have the same colour as the other eye and, thus, will make it hard to perceive any difference at all.
This field has evolved quickly in the past few years, and provides excellent results, whether these are from relatively simple procedures, or the use of the latest in laser technology.