Reconstructive Services in Pasadena, California
Restoring Function of the Periorbital & Facial Tissues
When you visit our oculoplastic surgery experts, you are in the hands of uniquely specialized medical experts that focus on the periorbital and facial tissues, which mainly make up the eyelids, tear ducts, orbit, eyelids, and brow areas. One of the most common reasons patients come to see us is for a reconstructive surgery. Reconstructive surgeries are used to improve the state of a patient’s vision when it has become obstructed. As an added bonus, reconstructive surgeries often improve the aesthetic appearance of the eye area. These conditions can be caused by birth defects, medical conditions, trauma, or the natural aging process. Reconstructive oculoplastic surgery can remove the unhealthy or obstructive skin, leaving behind healthy tissue for a more functional, attractive appearance. Conditions we treat include:
- Ptosis (droopy eyelid): Ptosis occurs when the muscle upholding the eyelid weakens. The lid of the eye droops slightly, or might cover the pupil entirely. Patients who experience this might have trouble keeping their eyelids open, and our team can help solve this issue.
- Eyelid malposition: This condition refers to the abnormal positioning of the eyelids, which looks similar to drooping of the eyelids. This can lead to various visual problems. Our team can help to improve the function and appearance to help you find healing from this issue.
- Eyelid retraction: Eyelid retraction occurs when the upper eyelid sits at an abnormally high level above the eye or the lower lid rests at a low position. There is a variety of steps we can take to help this condition, and our exact treatment route will depend on your specific needs.
- Chalazion (stye): A chalazion, better known as a stye, is a small lump that appears on the eyelid. This condition can go away on its own, but some individuals will need treatment in order for it to fully heal, which our team can provide.
- Excessive tear production: Producing an excessive amount of tears is an issue that can overwhelm your tear ducts and lead to overly watery eyes. For patients who experience this problem chronically, our treatments can help.
- Orbital problems : Health problems that can affect the orbital area include tumors or inflammation of the orbit, vascular lesions behind the eye, and orbital fractures. Our team can assess these issue and treat them.
- Thyroid eye disease/ Graves' disease: Graves disease is an autoimmune condition in which immune cells attack your thyroid gland, causing an excess of thyroid hormones to be released. Our team offers treatments like eyelid lubrication, eyelid surgery, and orbital decompression to help.
- Eyelid tumors & skin cancer: Eyelid cancer is a type of tumor that affects the skin or glands of the eyelid. Our team can help to diagnose this issue through biopsy and help to navigate the results of the diagnosis.
- Trauma: When it comes to orbital fractures and eyelid lacerations, healing will require a highly trained medical professional with a steady hand and impeccable attention to detail, which you will find with our team.
- Enucleation & evisceration: Our team has the ability to perform enucleations, which involve removing the eye for a variety of reasons. We can also perform eviscerations, which involve removing the contents of the eye and leaving the sclera and the muscles intact. If you require any of these treatments, we can support you through the entire process.
- Prosthetic eye surgery: Prosthetic eye surgery is a cosmetic aesthetic surgery that our team has the knowledge necessary in order to perform for patients in need.
- Facial paralysis and Bell's Palsy: Bell's Palsy and facial paralysis are connected in the sense that Bell's Palsy refers to a temporary or permanent weakness or paralysis of the facial nerve. Our team can help to address these issues and help patients find healing.
- Blepharospasm & hemifacial spasm: If your eyelids contract abnormally, you might have a condition called Blepharospasm. On the other hand, if one side of your face twitches involuntarily, you might be suffering with a hemifacial spasm. Fortunately, our team also has the expertise to help you address the discomfort that can come with these conditions.
- Chemosis: Chemosis happens when an individual experiences swelling of the skin of the eyeball. If it progresses beyond a certain point, it can prevent one from fully closing their eyes, but we can help find the right treatment to stop the condition in its tracks.
Oculoplastic & Retina Procedures are Performed In-House
Minimally Invasive Procedures With No Pain
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