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.
Blepharoplasty is the removal of bags and folds of skin around the eyes. The bags are generally caused by orbital fat prolapsing forward. This procedure is occasionally for cosmetic or aesthetic reasons however it is highly recommended in patients who experience a reduction in their visual field as a result thereof. With newer techniques the fat is not removed but rather re draped to give a smooth appearance.
Upper and lower blepharoplasties may be performed simultaneously.