Ophthalmology Associates of Bay Ridge has a fellowship-trained expert in oculoplastic surgery, otherwise known as eyelid surgery. There are many conditions of the eyelids which may require eyelid surgery, such as:
Furthermore, our eyelid specialist can also diagnose and treat problems with the tear drainage system, called nasolacrimal duct obstruction. Blocked tear ducts can cause excessive tearing and significant discomfort for patients. Reopening the tear ducts in such cases frequently restores normal tear function.
Brian Herschorn, MD
Brooklyn Oculoplastic Surgeon
Tears normally drain from small holes in your eyelids (called puncta), through the bones in the nose, out toward your nose. Blockage in any part of the drainage pathway will cause excessive tearing. Your eyelid doctor will first test your tear ducts in the office by attempting to pass a small amount of saline solution through your tear duct system. If a blocked tear duct is noted, your eyelid doctor will determine the location of the blockage. In many cases, a surgery called dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) is needed to restore the proper drainage of tears. DCR surgery can be performed on an outpatient basis, usually in under one hour. Your eyelid doctor will determine if this, or any other type of eyelid surgery, will be necessary to correct your blocked tear duct.Suffering from excessive tearing? You may have a blocked tear duct. Call today to schedule a consultation
Ptosis (droopy eyelid)
Finally, many benign and malignant skin tumors can also be found on the eyelids. Surgery to remove such tumors in the eyelid area must be performed carefully to preserve eyelid function and appearance. Our oculoplastics specialist will determine the best way to remove such lesions during your consultation.