Thyroid eye disease
Blepharoplasty is a type of surgery designed to repair excess of skin and fat and improve appearance of upper lids. Blepharoplasty is one of the most commonly performed functional and cosmetic facial plastic surgical procedures. It is a safe and effective aesthetic treatment, which under the right hands, will offer a rejuvenated natural look.
Why having blepharoplasty surgery?
How does the procedure works?
Are there any risks?
Marta Garcia Vilaro specialises in solving postoperative unsatisfactory results from previous eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty revision). This is possible thanks to her experience in facial reconstruction and rejuvenation from training in leading hospitals, both with national and international benchmarks such as Moorfields Eyes Hospital, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, IMO clinic in Barcelona and Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals
Ptosis describes a drooping of one or both upper eyelids.
What are the causes of ptosis?
What are the symptoms of ptosis?
Ptosis can also cause asymmetry in eyelid position and become a cosmetic issue, affecting a person’s confidence and making them avoid having pictures taken.
Is ptosis a serious condition?
Does ptosis need surgery?
The most common form of ptosis surgery involves a small non visible cut in the natural wrinkles of the eyelid. The procedure in adults is done under local anaesthesia and lasts about 45 minutes.
Is ptosis surgery safe?
Eyelid lumps can be caused by multiple type of lesions around the eyes. The most common ones are:
Chalazion: A chalazion often starts out as a small, red, tender, swollen area of the eyelid. In a few days, it may change to a painless, slow-growing lump the size of a pea. A chalazionis an inflammatory reaction to trapped oil in the eyelid glands. Chalazions are initially managed conservatively with warm compresses and topical treatment and frequently resolve by themselves in a few weeks. If a chalazion persists a small surgical procedure called incision and curettage under local anaesthesia is helpful to remove it.
Watery eyes or Epiphora is a very common condition that occurs when there is a failure of the draining mechanism of tears from the eye to the nose.
The eye requires tears to lubricate and protect the ocular surface but when there is a a reduced drainage excessive accumulation of tears occurs.
The reduced drainage can be caused by an obstruction, an stenosis or a weakness of the peri-ocular muscles.
Is epiphora dangerous for your vision?
Watery eyes can affect anybody but is most common as we age and in children. The excess of tears is usually not dangerous for the vision but causes discomfort, irritation of the skin and accumulation of discharge. It can cause social embarrassment and affect self steem.
When is surgery to correct watery eyes needed?
When the watery eyes is frequent and affect the daily life of a patient dacryocystorhinostomy surgery is recommended. The operation can be performed trough a very small incision on the side of the nose or endoscopically with a camera inside the nose. Miss Marta Garcia Vilaro will evaluate your condition individually and discuss which technique is recommended in your case. The operation is usually done under general anaesthesia as a day case procedure.
Main NHS base:
BHR Hospitals NHS Trust (Queens hospital).