What is dacryocystitis?
It is the inflammation of the lacrimal sac due to a block in the normal lacrimal drainage system. This is a troublesome condition causing constant watering and discharge from ones eyes.
What is ptosis?
This is the drooping of the upper eyelid present either since birth or that develops later in life. If severe, it hampers a person’s vision.
What is entropion or ectropion?
These are abnormalities of the lid with either the in rolling (Entropion) of the lid margin or its out rolling (ectropion). These cause constant watering and irritation of the eyes.
What is thyroid eye disease?
In those with abnormal thyroid levels, changes occur in the tissues and muscles surrounding our eyes causing them to bulge. In some cases, the optic nerve may also be compressed causing a decrease in the vision.
What is Orbital Fractures?
In case of injuries to the face the walls of the socket holding the eye are fractured leading to displacement of the eye.
LID TUMOURS – SEBAEOUS GLAND CARCINOMA
At the Eye Foundation, we offer the latest technology in the management of dacryocystitis- The 980 nm Diode laser Dacryocystorhinostomy that is a day care procedure which reduces the pain and discomfort of a traditional external dacryocystorhinostomy to almost nonexistent levels.
We also perform lid surgeries including those for the correction of ptosis, entropion, ectropion and the cosmetic blepharoplasty that rids old people of their loose overhanging lid skin giving them a youthful look.
We manage ocular trauma like orbital floor fractures which need repair of the floor with implants and lid reconstruction and repair.
Inability to close the eyes following facial palsy is treated with gold implant in the upper lid to aid in closure of the lids
Cosmetic surgeries such as scar revision surgery with Z or V-Y plasty, with or without grafting and orbital decompression to reduce the forward bulging of the eyes in thyroid eye disease are also performed at our hospital.
What happens when I come to the hospital for a checkup?
During your visit to our hospital you will be met with by a consultant specialized in oculoplasty who will help you understand your problem and provide you with the various treatment options.