Oculoplastic surgery treats eye conditions like droopy eyes, eye tumors, tear duct problems, and eyelid issues. An oculoplastic surgeon specialising in plastic surgery around the eyes performs this procedure. Dr Nick Koutroumanos uses various oculoplastic surgery techniques to treat different eye conditions. Some of the commonest operations are:
With age, your eyelids can loosen and sag as the muscles that typically support them begin to weaken. Excess fat and skin build up above or below your eyelids, making you look older. Extremely droopy upper eyelids can also cover your pupils and obscure your vision.
Dr Nick Koutroumanos performs blepharoplasty to remove excess skin and fat from your eyelids. This will improve your eyelids’ shape and restore a more youthful appearance.
Oculoplastic surgeon Dr Koutroumanos conducts both upper and lower blepharoplasty. Upper blepharoplasty removes unneeded fat and skin from the upper eyelids. This procedure expands the visual field and prevents eyebrows from sagging.
Lower blepharoplasty gets rid of unwanted skin and fat from the lower lids. It prevents bags under the eyes making your eyes look younger and more alert.
When performing blepharoplasty, Dr Koutroumanos will use anaesthesia to relax the patient and reduce the pain. The surgical technique employed is carefully pre-determined for each individual case given that not one pair of eyes is the same, in terms of structure or desired outcome.
After the procedure, he applies antibiotic cream over the surgical site to prevent infections.
Ptosis occurs when the upper eyelids droop over the eyes due to loose muscles and tendons. Unilateral ptosis causes a single eyelid to sag, while bilateral ptosis affects both. Either of these conditions can interfere with your vision.
Ptosis also causes difficulties in keeping the eyelids open. Patients suffering from the condition arch their eyebrows to elevate the droopy eyelids. Constantly straining the muscles in this way can cause frequent headaches. In severe cases, people with Ptosis may use their fingers to lift their eyelids to be able to see.
Dr Nick Koutroumanos conducts ptosis surgery to correct this condition. The surgery tightens the levator muscle and raises the droopy upper eyelids.
Before the surgery, Dr Koutroumanos performs a full eye exam to determine the severity of Ptosis. Based on the results, he determines if you’re eligible for surgery. Then, he conducts a safe procedure to restore a normal field of vision. The presence or not of ptosis will be discussed at any consultation for upper lid rejuvenation given that it is a profoundly important aesthetic element often missed by less experienced practitioners.
Entropion is a condition where eyelids fold inwards, making the eyelashes and the skin rub against the eye surface. In most cases, this condition occurs on the lower eyelids and can affect a single eye or both.
Entropion causes red-eye, discomfort, and irritation on the cornea. Other symptoms of entropion include:
- Blurry vision
- Eye pain
- Drainage or crusting
- Sensitivity to light and wind
Seek immediate medical attention to prevent severe complications if you notice these symptoms. If left untreated, entropion can damage the cornea and cause eye infections and sight loss.
Dr Nick Koutroumanos carries out entropion surgery to repair this condition in both adults and children. The procedure is performed as a day case surgery under light sedation or anaesthesia alone. He uses scarless techniques when conducting the surgery to prevent lasting marks on the skin.
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Eye conditions can affect your daily life and your overall well-being. Our oculoplastic surgeon uses several techniques to correct different eye conditions. If you have such conditions, seek medical attention to prevent them from worsening.
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