Wichita Oculoplastic Surgery
With age, several problems can develop within the eyelids. Patients may experience dermatochalasis, which is excessive skin and tissue formation of the upper and/or lower eyelids. The treatment of choice is surgical removal of that tissue. It becomes medically necessary to perform that surgery if the vision is being obstructed by the drooping of the eyelids. The other entity is called ptosis, which is truly a drooping of the upper eyelids secondary to weakness of the muscle that lifts up the upper eyelids.
The treatment is surgical repair of the eyelids, by lifting up the weak muscle. Other surgically corrected eyelid problems include ectropion, where the lower and/or upper eyelid is loose and is easily everted, and entropion, where the lower and/or upper eyelid is easily inverted.
What Is Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery?
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery of the Eye is a specialized area of ophthalmology that deals with deformities and abnormalities of the eyelids, tear (lacrimal) system, the bony cavity surrounding the eye (orbit), and the surrounding part of the face in both adult and pediatric patients. Ophthalmic plastic surgery is plastic surgery that is limited to the eyes and face.