Oculoplastic surgery is specialised plastic surgery around the eyelids and face. It is also called oculo-facial surgery as the eyelids are continuous with the forehead, cheeks, and deals with the related tear system (lacrimal) and orbits (deeper structures surrounding the eyeball). Lacrimal surgery is specialised surgery on the tear ducts for watering eyes in children (congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction) and adults, from whatever cause. Oculoplastic surgeons assess and distinguish the many different causes of watering eyes and carry out tear drainage surgery. Surgery often involves endoscopic endonasal approach which is a minimally invasive surgery.
Oculoplastic surgeons train as ophthalmologists (eye surgeons) and then sub-specialise in oculoplastic surgery. They therefore have an in-depth knowledge of the eyelids, the eye and their function.
We provide a comprehensive range of services for eyelid, tearing and orbital conditions in children and adults. The following are the medical conditions and aesthetic treatments that are commonly managed in our clinic.
Oculoplastic surgeons also do aesthetic treatments and surgery on normal eyelids and surrounding tissues to improve or change their perceived beauty, including blepharoplasty surgery and botulinum toxin injections.
As we age, the most noticeable changes are seen on the face. The bony structure of the face changes and we lose volume. This often results in sagging of the skin and wrinkle formation. Years of sun exposure and damage also add to the problem of ageing. Thankfully there are treatments available that can help to improve and rejuvenate the face either through simple non-invasive methods which have minimal discomfort or side effects, or with surgery to improve our appearance. Most of the procedures can be performed on the same day of the consultation, in the comfort of our newly equipped procedure room. These procedures often have minimal downtime and most patients can resume their usual activities soon after. At our clinic, a wide range of these treatments performed by our specialists Dr Elaine Chee and Dr Goh Swee Heng are available.