Oculoplastics: What and Why?
Oculoplastics … not a word you hear every day. So what exactly is oculoplastics (pronounced ock-you-low-plastics) and why is it important to you? In simple terms, oculoplastics refers to procedures of the eyelid and the surrounding structures. Whether you’re experiencing a medical problem, an eyelid or eye socket emergency, or just want to improve the natural effects of aging, our oculoplastic services will enhance your vision and your overall quality of life.
Drooping eyelids, eyelids turning in or out, and tear duct obstructions can affect your appearance, as well as eye health and vision. Whether they’re the result of natural changes or eye trauma, seeing an oculoplastics specialist for treatment can help you feel and see better. In some cases, eyelid surgery may be recommended.
Some eye injuries or conditions require immediate attention. Emergency situations include damage to the bone cavity that protects the eye (orbital fracture) or surgical removal of eyelid cancer. Not all fractures will require surgery, but evaluation is important.
The effects of aging, heredity, exposure to the sun and wind, and the pull of gravity all
affect the face in the form of wrinkles and increased heaviness around your eyes and brows. Cosmetic procedures can leave you with a natural, more youthful appearance.
How Ludwick Eye Center Can Help
We’re fortunate to have a highly trained oculoplastics surgeon – Dr. Mark Kropinak – on our staff. He provides patients with the most advanced and least invasive eyelid treatments to achieve the ideal oculoplastic reconstruction and cosmetic rejuvenation. If you’re interested in setting up an oculoplastics consultation, contact us today! Dr. Kropinak will listen to your concerns, conduct an examination, and create a customized plan to meet your unique needs.
~The Ludwick Eye Center Team