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Sandhurst, Sandton

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Oculoplastic Surgery

Oculoplastics involves surgical procedures that relate to the orbit, eyelids and the tear ducts. The oculoplastic surgeons at Sandhurst Eye Centre understand the functioning of the lacrimal system and the effect that this type of procedures will have.


Ectropion is the drooping of the lower lid such that lid may retract from the anterior surface of the eye.

There are numerous reasons why someone might develop an ectropion, the first being age related. Scarring may also cause the lower lid to retract from the eye. Facial nerve palsy and tumors surrounding the lid margin may lead to an ectropion.

The drooping of the lower eyelid can be surgically corrected to improve the cosmetic appearance.


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