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Oculoplastic Services

Heathrow Surgery Center offers a wide range of oculoplastic procedures that can address cosmetic and functional issues related to the eyes and surrounding areas. Our team of highly trained surgeons and medical professionals are dedicated to providing personalized care and utilizing advanced techniques to achieve natural-looking results.

What is an Oculoplastic Procedure?

Oculoplastic surgery is a specific branch of plastic surgery that focuses on the treatment of the surrounding tissues of the eyes, including the eyelids, brows, and tear ducts. Oculoplastic procedures can accomplish both cosmetic and functional goals. 

These procedures are performed by plastic surgeons or ophthalmologists who have received additional training in oculoplastic surgery. The goal of oculoplastic procedures is often to refresh and rejuvenate appearances while also improving the function of the eye area. 

To achieve this, the procedures are carefully planned and executed with the utmost precision, taking into consideration the individual needs and goals of each unique person. Oculoplastic surgery can help you look and feel your best while improving your quality of life.

What Oculoplastic Procedures Are Offered at Heathrow Surgery Center?

At Heathrow Surgery Center, Dr. Ryan Scruggs performs a variety of surgeries on the eyelids, eye socket, and lacrimal system with the purpose of restoring function, improving the aesthetic look, or reconstructing post-skin cancer removal. We also offer Laser skin Resurfacing performed by Dr. Dawn Scruggs in conjunction with Dr. Ryan Scruggs’ surgery.

Ptosis Repair

Ptosis repair surgery corrects the drooping of the upper eyelid, also known as ptosis. This condition can occur due to aging, injury, nerve damage, or other factors and affects both the appearance and function of the eyelid

During the surgery, your oculoplastic surgeon will tighten the muscles and supporting structures that lift the eyelid, restoring it to a more elevated position. This procedure can be performed on one or both eyelids and aims to improve the function of the eyelid, giving your eyes a more youthful and revitalized appearance.

Brow Lift

A brow lift, sometimes referred to as a forehead lift, is a cosmetic procedure aimed at improving the look of your forehead and eyebrows. During the procedure, your surgeon will lift the skin and soft tissue of your forehead.

The result will be a reduction in wrinkles, creases, and furrows that can make you appear tired, angry, or worried. A brow lift can also raise drooping eyebrows, giving you a more youthful and revitalized appearance.

There are various techniques that can be used for this procedure, including endoscopic, open, or minimally invasive methods.

Skin Cancer Removal and Reconstruction

Eyelid cancers are relatively common and a frequent problem we treat.  They can be removed either by the Oculoplastic surgeon, or a Mohs surgeon. During the Mohs surgery, your dermatologist will carefully remove the cancerous tissue in stages. Mohs surgery is known for its high success rate in preserving healthy tissue and minimizing recurrence.

The reconstruction portion of the procedure is performed by the Oculoplastic surgeon, and focuses on restoring the appearance and function of the affected area through techniques such as skin grafts or local flaps. The ultimate goal of MOHS reconstruction is to completely remove cancerous tissue while preserving the normal look and function of the area, especially in delicate regions like the eyelid or tear drainage system.

Tear Drainage System

Tear drainage surgeries are frequently performed in order to treat a blockage of several different structures within the tear drainage system.  The surgeries used vary greatly, depending upon the location of the obstruction.  Careful clinical evaluation will determine the best procedure.

Ectropion Repair

Ectropion is a condition where the eyelid turns outwards, which exposes the inner lining of the eyelid. This eye condition can cause various bothersome symptoms such as dryness, tearing, and an increased risk of eye infections. 

During ectropion repair, your eye surgeon will return the eyelid to its normal and natural position by tightening the eyelid. This will also restore its normal anatomy and function.

Early treatment is recommended to prevent long-term damage to the eye and maintain optimal eye health. 

Entropion Repair

Opposite of ectropion, entropion is a condition where the eyelid turns inward, causing the lashes to rub against the eye and leading to discomfort. In severe cases, entropion can also lead to corneal damage. 

This eye condition can be caused by many different things, including aging, genetics, nerve issues, or eyelid muscle spasms. Entropion becomes more common with age but can also occur in younger people.

During entropion repair surgery, your surgeon will surgically reposition the eyelid to restore its function and natural appearance. Timely treatment is crucial to prevent long-term harm to the eye.

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Central Florida Eye Specialists