Oculoplastic Surgery Specialist

NeuroEyeOrbit Institute

Swaraj Bose, MD

Neuro-Ophthalmologist & Orbital Surgeon located in Cedars Sinai Medical Towers, Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Bose is a leader in oculoplastic surgery, helping patients in Beverly Hills, CA, and the Greater Los Angeles area get the procedures they need for reconstructive and cosmetic issues affecting the eye area.

Oculoplastic Surgery Q & A

by Swaraj Bose, MD
 

What is oculoplastic surgery?

Oculoplastic surgery includes all the surgical procedures that are used to reconstruct the area around the eye, including the lids, brows, tear ducts and the bones of the eye socket. It can be performed to correct damage from an injury, to treat defects or disorders, and as a cosmetic procedure to improve appearance. Oculoplastic surgeons like Dr. Bose have significant training and expertise in the use of an array of surgical techniques so treatment can be customized to every patient's unique needs.

What types of oculoplastic surgeries are available?

There are many types of oculoplastic surgeries available today, depending on the condition that's being treated. Some examples include:

  • corrections of entropion (lids that turn inward), ectropion (lids that turn outward), ptosis (droopy lids), retracted lids

  • tear duct surgery to correct problems with tear production

  • reconstruction following skin cancer or injury

  • artificial eye implants

  • orbital decompression to correct the appearance of protruding eyes

What are the procedures and recovery like?

Oculoplastic surgeries are usually performed under general anesthesia or sedation, depending on the procedure and your health. In most cases, they're performed as outpatient surgeries, which means you'll be able to go home the same day as your procedure. The approach and technique used will be determined by the type of procedure you're having done. Once the surgery is complete, you can expect some swelling and bruising for a week or two afterward. Dr. Bose will provide you with instructions for care, which may include using ice to help reduce swelling, medication to relieve pain and discomfort, and lubricants to keep your eye moist and prevent infection. When sutures are used, they're usually removed in about a week.

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