Hemifascial Spasm-Treated with Injection Botox

Mrs. Rita visited Advanced Eye Hospital and Institute (AEHI) located at Sanpada, Navi Mumbai for flickering in her left eye for the past 1 year. Her left eye was slightly smaller than the right eye. Earlier she ignored the problem, but later the upper and the lower lid of left eye started twitching which was very annoying for her and she was in distress. She decided to visit an eye specialist. A few months back, her mother-in-law was earlier operated for Cataract in this hospital, so she knew AEHI as the best eye hospital in Navi Mumbai, hence she booked an appointment at Advanced Eye Hospital and Institute (AEHI) for herself.

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Ocular prosthesis

What is a prosthesis?

A prosthetic eye or artificial eye is usually made of hard, plastic acrylic. The prosthetic eye is shaped like a shell and is customized to ensure perfect fit. The prosthetic eye fits over an ocular implant. The ocular implant as we mentioned earlier, is a rounded object that is surgically embedded deeper in the socket to impart volume to the bony orbit. An artificial eye or the ocular prosthesis is generally made at least six to eight weeks after surgery. This time is necessary to allow for the swelling to reduce and also to allow the socket to heal.

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Making your eyes look good!

What happens to our eyelids as we age?
As our body grows old, so does our skin. Slowly over a period of time, our skin loses its elasticity. Due to the effect of gravity, the excessive skin soon gets collected over our upper and lower eyelids. This excessive skin then hangs down forming a fold or a hood.

This excessive loose skin hanging over the lower eyelids causes wrinkles and bulges. When this occurs on the upper eyelids, the excessive skin forms a hood which can get in the way of clear vision.

Like other areas in the body, fat is also present around the eyeball to cushion it from the skull. This can also cause bulging in the lower and upper eyelids. There is a thin membrane to hold the fat in place. When this membrane weakens with age, the fat juts into the eyelids, causing baggy eyelids.

These wrinkles, bulges and bags together add up to give the eyes, a ‘tired’ or ‘old’ look.

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Thyroid and your eye

Thyroid problems can surprisingly affect your eyes – the way they look and also your vision. Learn about the effects of thyroid dysfunction on the eyes so you can protect your eyes.

What is thyroid eye disease?

In certain diseases, the thyroid gland secretes abnormally high amount of thyroid hormones resulting in symptoms such as high blood pressure, palpitations, irritability, fatigue, increased pulse rate, weight loss. This disease process may be auto-immune. This means that the immune system, which normally helps to defend your body against disease, suddenly decides that the body’s healthy cells are foreign. Effectively, the immune system attacks healthy body cells.

During this, the immune system also attacks the soft tissue, the muscles and the connective tissue around the eye leading to inflammation, swelling, engorgement and eventually fibrosis. This is known as thyroid eye disease (TED), thyroid associated orbitopathy (TAO) and graves orbitopathy.

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5 Quick Questions on Ptosis

Dr. Akshay Nair, Oculoplastic Surgeon answers 5 quick questions about Ptosis or Droopy Eyes:

What is Ptosis ?

Drooping down of the upper eyelids is called ‘Ptosis’ or ‘Blepharoptosis’. The result is that one eye looks smaller than the other eye. This condition, which is commonly called ‘droopy eyes’, can affect one eye or both the eyes.

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