I have experience and have undergone specialist training in the United Kingdom in Oculoplastic surgery. This surgery involves repairing lids damaged by trauma or skin cancer. I reconstruct lids using skin flaps and grafts in order to restore the function of the lid and thereby improve the cosmetic appearance as well. All the reconstruction is performed under local anaesthetic with the minimum inconvenience to my patients.
Oculoplastics deal with the area of the eye socket – the eyelids, tear ducts and the periorbita. An oculoplastic surgeon will also be skilled in reconstructing the eye and associated areas of the face.
There are a number of reasons why someone would need an Oculoplastic surgeon. These would include repairing lids damaged by cancer, injury and sometimes just ageing. It would also include assessing people who have constantly watery eyes whose tear ducts have become blocked or damaged.