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Where technological facilities meet surgical experts and covers all the branches of eye related disorders and corrections, retrieving satisfied patients.

Oculoplasty

Oculoplasty service at AEHI caters to therapeutic disorders of the eyelids, orbits, and lacrimal drainage system like droopy lids, watering of eyes, puffy lids, eyelid and orbital tumors etc. The services also deal with cosmetic enhancement with procedures like botox, fillers, face lifts, blepharoplasty etc. The zone for cosmetic enhancement extends from the eyes and lids to upper cheeks, brow and forehead and help people achieve their real beauty

Broadly, the oculoplastic specialist at AEHI treats the following group of eye disorders:

 

1.      Eyelid surgery:

Eyelids can have a variety of deformities such as droopy eyelids, eyelid bags, puffy eyelids, in-turned eyelid margins and the like. Children are sometimes born with droopy eyes – this condition is called congenital ptosis and needs to be surgically treated to prevent visual complications. The various eyelid conditions include:

a) ptosis

b) entropion

c) ectropion

d) lagophthalmos

e) blepharospasm

f) epiblepheron

 

2.      Orbital Surgery

The orbit refers to the bony socket inside which the eyeball and the muscles (extraocular muscles) are situated. Orbital surgeries involves surgeries to repair the trauma of the bony orbit and also to remove tumours situated behind the eye but within the orbit. Orbital surgeons need to have a greater understanding of the orbital anatomy and surgical spaces since the access is limited. In conditions such as thyroid orbitopathy, orbital decompression surgeries performed are also under the purview of the oculoplastic surgeon.

 

3.      Facial Aesthetics

Aesthetic surgery refers to all procedures done to enhance the beauty of the face. Here facial rejuvenation procedures are performed keeping an emphasis on minimally invasive treatments and ensuring that the results look as natural as possible. Procedures are tailored as per the needs of the patient to ensure maximum benefits, naturally! Procedures performed include lid-lift (to correct aging, sagging eyelids and to correct the excess hooding of skin on the upper lids), lower lid blepharoplasty (to correct the lower eye lids bags and fat prolapse). Botulinum tox (Botox) injection is also given to smoothen fine lines or wrinkles. Dermal fillers are substances which are injected into the skin to help fill in the wrinkles and thereby restoring a smoother appearance. They not only smoothen but also add volume to the face. A combination of two or more procedures can be done to obtain a remarkable youthful look which is strikingly beautiful and natural.

 

4.      Lacrimal surgery

The lacrimal system largely consists of the lacrimal gland that produces tears which moisten the surface of the eye; and the “ducts” or tubes that drain tears from the eye into the nose. The most common symptoms of lacrimal system problems include watering or excess tearing (to the point that tears might run down the face) and mucous discharge.

Common problems include blockage of the nasolacrimal duct. However, the blockage in the drainage apparatus may be situated anywhere from the eyelids (punctum) right up to the nasolacrimal duct opening. Depending on the site of blockage and the age of the patient, various surgical procedures are performed, namely:

a) Syringing / irrigation and nasolacrimal duct probing

b) Dacryocystorhinostomy

c) Dacryocystectomy

d) Punctoplasty

e) Canalicular trephining

f) Endonasal dacryocystorhinostomy

 

5.      Ocular Rehabilitation

Often times as a result of childhood trauma or infection, an eye can become disfigured and such eyes may be unsightly and cosmetically unacceptable. As a part of cosmetic rehabilitation, the surgical procedures performed include enucleation surgeries and evisceration. Enucleation and evisceration are procedures used to remove a diseased eye. During an evisceration surgery, the contents of the eye (inside) and the cornea are removed, but the sclera or the outer covering of the eye, remains. During an enucleation the entire eyeball is removed and the lost volume is replaced with an implant. Following completion of the healing process, an ocular prosthesis or a shell is placed. This ocular prosthesis resembles the natural colour and details of a normal eye and this prosthesis fits over an orbital implant and under the eyelids.

The hospital has excellent surgical theatre that is fitted with an advanced operating microscope, surgical light, surgical loupes, Endonasal endoscope, bipolar cautery and Elman Radio frequency cutting-coagulating system. It is a unique specialty that relies on a surgeon's technical, artistic skill and ability. Our surgeons are qualified to perform aesthetic and reconstructive procedures in and around the delicate eye structures.

Occuloplasty

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The Hospital is ISO certified and pays full attention to patient care processes and personalized service. The patients love the ambience and the service experience at the hospital. The hospital frequently gets rave reviews about the amazing eye doctors and the empathetic staff. Each staff at AEHI has been trained into extending personal care and attention to people suffering from eye problems. We realise that sometimes a warm smile is all that’s needed to take away the pain of visiting a hospital. After all, nobody visits the hospital by choice.

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