Oculoplastic Surgery in Des Plaines, IL
Oculoplasty, also called oculoplastic surgery, refers to any surgery performed on the eyes. These surgeries can be performed for reconstructive, cosmetic or corrective purposes. A doctor who provides oculoplasty is known as an ophthalmic plastic surgeon. Most procedures and surgeries in this category target the areas surrounding the eye, rather than the eyeball itself.
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What is Oculoplasty?
Oculoplasty procedures encompass many different surgeries. All of these surgeries have one thing in common: they correct issues related to the eye. An ophthalmic plastic surgeon treats many conditions. Some of these issues are purely cosmetic, while others are treatment for a serious disease.
Examples of conditions that can be addressed by oculoplasty include:
- Drooping eyelids (ptosis)
- Drooping eyebrows
- Bulging eyes
- Wrinkled skin around the eyes
- Eye injury
- Thyroid eye disease
- Orbital fractures
- Eye tumors
- Eye cysts
Most ophthalmic plastic surgeons focus on treating all of these issues and many more. Rather than merely treat the eyeball, these doctors focus on the entire orbit. The orbit consists of the bones and systems that surround the eye. Included in the orbit are the:
- Tear ducts
- Eye sockets
- Cranial bones, nerves and muscles
Because they treat this part of the body, ophthalmic plastic surgeons are sometimes known as orbital surgeons.
Types of Oculoplastic Surgery
There are many different types of orbital surgery. All of these surgeries are reconstructive, cosmetic, or corrective. In fact, one surgery may fit in multiple categories. For example, one patient may receive an eyelid lift because they are unhappy with their eye appearance; another patient may require one due to a drooping eyelid interfering with healthy vision.
Common types of oculoplastic surgery include:
- Blepharoplasty (eyelift)
- Orbital decompression
- Enucleation (removal of the eye)
- Eye transplant
- Prosthetic eye implantation
- Ptosis repair (drooping eyelid treatment)
- Orbital fracture repair
- Orbital tumor removal
- Eye wrinkle reduction
- Eye reconstruction
The list above represents just a small portion of the many orbital surgery procedures. Oculoplastic surgeons typically work closely with other doctors such as general practitioners, opticians, and oncologists in order to treat patients whenever necessary.
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Oculoplastic surgeons are experts when it comes to treating the eye and the surrounding area. This type of surgeon has received specialized training in order to restore vision, repair damaged tissue and provide cosmetic enhancement to the eye.
Request more information about oculoplasty treatments today: call (847) 824-3127 or contact Dr. James Katz online for more information.
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