Eyelid reconstruction

Recommended in
2
cases: tumours and orbitopalpebral traumas
2
recovery objectives: aesthetic and functional
Experts in more than
100
different surgical techniques

What is it?

Eyelid reconstruction is a kind of surgery consisting of recovering the function and anatomy of the eyelids.

In which cases is it carried out?

  • Eyelid tumours
  • Anophthalmic cavity

Previous examinations

  • A full ophthalmological examination and eyelid and periocular examination
  • Photos are taken to assess the patient’s condition before and after treatment

During the surgical operation

This treatment is carried out in the operating theatre of the out-patient’s unit. This surgical procedure can be carried out by means of various techniques, depending on each patient’s case. The most common are the following:

  • Skin grafts
  • Fat grafts
  • Blepharoplasty

Depending on the surgical technique used, the surgeon extracts tissue from other parts of the patient’s body in order to later graft it.

After the operation

  • The surgeon occludes the patient’s eye for 24 hours (however in some cases this occlusion may be extended to one week) and the patient must also take antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Ice must be applied to the treated area during the first few weeks
  • It is also important to have enough rest for the first few days and avoid picking up heavy objects and taking exercise

 

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