- Posted on: Apr 30 2020
When patients think of ophthalmic plastics, also known as oculoplastic surgery, they often think the procedure is purely cosmetic. However, while many cases of ophthalmic plastics are for aesthetic reasons, there are times when these procedures are used to address specific health concerns and to improve a patient’s overall quality of life.
What is ophthalmic plastics?
Ophthalmic plastics refers to a variety of procedures available with Dr. Daniel S. Tresley of Northbrook, IL that are used to address the eyes and the surrounding areas. This may include:
- Eye sockets
- Upper and lower eyelids
- Tear ducts
The most common type of ophthalmic plastic surgery is that of blepharoplasty. This procedure is used in improving peripheral vision by removing any excess fat tissues or skin that may be sagging or impeding one’s vision. Dr. Daniel S. Tresley offers both upper and lower blepharoplasty procedures. While sometimes this procedure is performed as an elective surgery for cosmetic purposes, there are some individuals who benefit from this surgery as it can improve their vision, including peripheral vision, and allow them to properly perform everyday tasks in the lives, including driving a car and reading a book. In these situations, the procedure provides both aesthetic and functional benefits.
For patients who have ptosis, ophthalmic plastics can also help improve quality of life. Ptosis is a condition that results in the drooping of the upper eyelids. This often occurs with age as the eyelid muscles become weak, or some patients may even be born with the condition. This condition interferes with vision and is addressed with eye surgery.
In certain situations where trauma or injury has occurred to the eye, ophthalmic plastics may also be used in reconstructing the eyelids based on the patient’s unique situation.
Request a consultation with Dr. Daniel S. Tresley to discuss your needs
Our board-certified ophthalmologist of Northbrook, IL is here to provide patients with solutions for a variety of needs. If you live in the community or the surrounding area and are interested in ophthalmic plastics, we encourage you to take the time to connect with our team to discuss your options. Call (847) 291-6900 today to schedule an appointment and discuss your needs with our experienced provider.
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