Your eyes are an excellent barometer of your visual and general health. In fact, many illnesses have a surprising effect on the eyes. Paying attention to changes in your eyes and vision can help y ...View Article
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Oculoplastics is a field covering surgical treatment of the structures surrounding the eyes, including the tear glands, eyelids and orbital or facial bones. Any ophthalmologist on our experienced team at Spectrum Eye Physicians can provide you with these important services.
A severely damaged or diseased eye may not always be salvageable even with our state-of-the-art techniques. If necessary, we can surgically remove the affected eye and replace it with a realistic prosthetic eye. Even if the damage is not threatening your health or comfort, you may want to replace a seriously disfigured eye.
An eye socket damaged by disease or a traumatic accident may need to be repaired surgically. We can also modify the shape of an eye socket as needed to help it contain a prosthetic eye more comfortably and effectively.
Entropian is an inward-turned eyelid, while ectropion is an outward-turned eyelid. Both of these eyelid malposition problems can be corrected through eyelid surgery.
Cancer or trauma to the eyelids may require surgical reconstruction. The delicate work of eyelid cancer removal may call for a minimally-invasive technique called Mohs micrographic surgery, in which case we can refer you to one of our preferred Mohs surgery partners. Skin grafts and tissue flaps can then restore the eyelid.
Nerve damage or compression can cause an eye to droop, twitch, remain open or display other abnormalities. Your eye doctor can prescribe methods to prevent corneal dryness, along with medication or surgery to treat the underlying cause.
Whether you're suffering from facial/eyelid spasms or you just want to eliminate unsightly lines around the eyes, neuromodulators can help. We can administer Botox, Xeomin and other approved products.
Your eye doctor can repair a fractured orbital bone surgically if the fracture is too large or complex to heal on its own.
Orbital tumors may occur in the eye sockets of children and adults alike, potentially putting dangerous pressure on the eye. We can remove many such tumors on an outpatient basis, referring the largest or most severe cases to a specialist as needed.
Thyroid eye disease can cause the eyes to lose their normal position and bulge forward in the eye sockets, as well as causing retracted eyelids and double vision. We can prescribe medications, radiation or surgery to addresses these problems.
Your ophthalmologist at Spectrum Eye Physicians is ready to provide the oculoplastics you need in Cupertino, Los Gatos, San Jose or Santa Cruz. Call any of our offices for an appointment!