Oculoplastics, or oculoplastic surgery involve a number of surgical procedures that involve the face, tear ducts, eyelids, and eye socket (orbit). Various oculoplastic surgical procedures performed at SAEC surgical include (but are not limited to):

  • Eye lid or brow ptosis (drooping) repair
  • Blepharoplasty (removal of excess skin and subcutaneous fat around the eyes)
  • Entropions and ectropions (in-turning and out-turning of the lower eyelids, respectively) repair
  • Face lift
  • Chalazions (styes) drainage
  • Nasolacrimal duct obstruction (blocked tear duct drainage system) repair
  • Mohs reconstruction (reconstruction of eyelid following removal of cancerous moles)
  • Eyelid reconstruction following traumatic facial injury

Prior to surgery, you will receive your pre-operative instructions from your surgeon’s office, and these typically include not eating or drinking after midnight the night before your procedure. You will be asked to arrive at SAEC at a specified time, which will allow time for you to have your eye dilated for the procedure, and to meet the anaesthesiologist working with your surgeon that day. Your surgeon, anaesthesiologist, and yourself will determine the type of sedation that is necessary; typically, most oculoplastic surgery is done with some intravenous sedation, and local anaestheticis used to numb the skin around the eye. In the operating room, there will be two additional nurses there to assist you and your surgeon, and you can expect the surgical procedure to take approximately 10 to 45 minutes. After your procedure, a nurse will go through your postoperative instructions with you, and ensure that you have made arrangements to be transported home with your friend or family member.

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