Oculoplasty, Eyelids and Lachrymal (Tear) Ducts

A team of specialized professionals at the Department of Oculoplasty, Eyelids and Lachrymal Ducts are engaged in treating and correcting all disorders affecting the eyelids, the tear ducts and the ocular orbit.

Correction of Major Disorders

Palpebral ptosis (eyelid drooping) is the dropping of the upper lid. The condition may affect children as well as adults. It can cause esthetic and functional problems which can be corrected with surgery performed on one or both eyelids.

Alteration in the eyelid position: this alteration may be the eversion of the lower lid margin or its inversion against the eye, which causes eyelashes friction. This ocular condition can be corrected.

Eyelid tumors and reconstructions: Orbito-palpebral (eyesocket and lids) tumors can be either malignant or benign. In both cases their treatment requires surgery and proper plastic reconstruction.

Repair of eyelid injuries: This type of injuries produced either recently or long ago (scars) may be meticulously repaired by the specialists of this Department, thus avoiding ocular disorders such as esthetic defects or alterations in eyelid movements.

Corneal protection: processes that may involve an increase of the eyelid opening or alterations of the eyelid closure (facial paralysis, eyelid retractions, exophthalmos) are properly corrected by the professionals working at this Department.

Aesthetic alterations: The department provides treatments to correct aesthetic problems caused by processes such as eyelid skin drooping, eyelid bags, skin excess, anesthetics scars and eyebrow drooping, among others.

Pathologies of the lachrymal system: those diseases affecting the tear ducts that can develop in children as well as in grown-ups.