Orbit and Oculoplasty

Orbit and Oculoplasty deal with plastic and reconstructive surgery around the eyeball. Ophthalmic plastic surgery is required to improve eye function, and fixing eye-related medical conditions and the added advantage is – it improves appearance.

What is Ocuplasty

Oculoplastic, or oculoplastic surgery, includes a wide variety of surgical procedures that deal with the orbit (eye socket), eyelids, tear ducts, and the face. It also deals with the reconstruction of the eye and associated structures. Oculoplastic surgeons perform procedures such as the repair of droopy eyelids (blepharoplasty), repair of tear duct obstructions, orbital fracture repairs, removal of tumours in and around the eyes, eyelid and facial reconstruction.

Prosthetic Eye

An ocular prosthesis, artificial eye or glass eye is a type of craniofacial prosthesis that replaces an absent natural eye following an enucleation, evisceration, or orbital exenteration. The prosthesis fits over an orbital implant and under the eyelids. Though often referred to as a glass eye, the ocular prosthesis roughly takes the shape of a convex shell and is made of medical grade plastic acrylic

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Conditions under which Ocuplasty Surgery is Required

Conditions under which Ocuplasty Surgery is Required

Droopy eyelid

A drooping eyelid is also called ptosis or blepharoptosis. In this condition, the border of the upper eyelid falls to a lower position than normal. In severe cases, the drooping eyelid can cover all or part of the pupil and interfere with vision.

Eyelid Malposition

Entropion is a condition in which the eyelid is “turned in” toward the eye. Ectropion is a condition where the lower eyelid is “turned out” away from the eye. Both can be repaired with surgical procedures designed to return the eyelid to its natural position.

Treatment for watering eyes

Epiphora happens when there is either an overproduction of tears or insufficient tear film drainage from the eye or eyes. When tears are unable to drain properly through the nasolacrimal system, they overflow onto the face. Epiphora can develop at any age, but it is more common in those aged under 12 months or over 60 years. It may affect one or both eyes. However, it is possible to treat the condition effectively.

Eyelid Tumor

Facial spasm Eyelid injury and tear duct injury

Stories of Change

Sunita underwent a successful Oculoplasty surgery in December 2009 at Sankar Foundation. After the surgery, when Sunita looked at herself in the mirror, tears welled in her eyes seeing the perceptible change in her appearance.

“1came to Sankar Foundation expecting a negative answer for my problem as I have been receiving from other hospitals, but to my surprise, I was told that my problem could be solved. This was a very happy moment for me.”

Sunita’s eyes were misaligned and she had no vision in her left eye since birth. “I accepted that vision in my left eye could not be restored but I wanted proper alignment of my eyes. I was extremely happy when at Sankar Foundation the Doctor assured me of the wanted results.”

Finally the much-awaited day of my life – surgery day had come. There were mixed feelings within me. I was happy, scared, worried, excited…. oh it was too much for me. Though I was counseled well before the surgery and the Doctor assured me of a positive result, I had butterflies in my tummy. I was also worried about the pain 1 might have to bear during the surgery. Again to my surprise, there was no pain at all. The surgery was over and I did not realize the same. My family members had come to see me. They tell me that they can see the change.