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OCULOPLASTIC SURGERIES

Botox Cosmetic®

botox-logoInvoluntary eyelid twitches and blinking can also interfere with normal vision. Some patients who suffer from blepharospasm may blink so violently that they cannot see. Depending on the case Dr. Warren may treat this condition by administering a small application of BOTOX® Cosmetic. This treatment stops the nerve activity that is responsible for uncontrollable eyelid movement.

BOTOX® Cosmetic is also used to ease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes. The effects of BOTOX® injections are not permanent and may require repeat administrations for the desired effect.

BOTOX Before

BOTOX After

 

Ptosis Repair

Sometimes the eyelid may sag as the result of a flaccid tendon or muscle that normally elevates the lid to clear the pupil. This procedure improves vision function by shortening the tendon and muscle structure so that the eyelid does not interfere with upper field vision. The need for a ptosis surgery may arise from the gradual loss of integrity in the levator tendon as you age. Dr. Warren will thoroughly review your history and present you with the best treatment options available.

Ptosis Repair

 

Blepharoplasty

Eyelid lift surgery (blepharoplasty) can be used to correct droopy or sagging eyelids to improve vision function as well as cosmetic appearance. With age the tissues around the eyes can lose their elasticity and cause the eyelids to interfere with the incoming light and its passage through the pupil. This procedure removes excess skin and fat around the eyes so that the pupil is not obstructed. A pleasant feature of this surgery is that the face no longer appears tired, drowsy, or old. Blepharoplasty can also be used in more complicated surgical procedures such as in the removal of cancers around the eye or eyelid area or in restoration and reconstructive procedures.

Blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty

 

Tear Duct Surgery

Tear duct obstruction is a very common problem in infants and frequently, within the first five or six months of life, it clears up on its own but also occurs in adults. The tear system in our eyes is like a shower system. Each eye has a tear gland that is continually making tears, even when we are not crying, and a tear duct (or drain pipe) to drain tears out of the eyes and into the nose. (This is why we get a runny nose when we cry.) Some children are born with a blockage in the bottom of the tear duct and the result is similar to what happens when a shower drain is blocked.  Excess tearing in adults may be caused either by poor tear drainage or an overproduction of tears.

Tears are produced in the tear gland. By lubricating the eyes, tears play a vital role in the maintaining the health of the eye. When the eye is irritated excess tears are produced. People are not always aware of the eye irritation, but instead may notice the overproduction of tears. Tears normally drain into small holes located in the inside corner of the upper and lower eyelids. The tears then collect in the tear sac. The tear sac lies under the skin between the corner of the eye and the nose. Next, the tears flow through a small tube, called the nasolacrimal duct, into the nose. The tears are pumped through this drainage system by the opening and closing of the eye. A blockage in any part of this drainage system can prevent tear drainage and lead to excess tears running out of the eye and down the cheek.

Tear Duct Treatment Ocala


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