Eyelid and Oculoplastic Surgery

At Marsden Eye Specialists, we are privileged to have Dr. Edwin Figueira as our dedicated oculoplastic surgeon. Dr. Figueira is a board-certified ophthalmologist with extensive training and expertise in ophthalmic plastic surgery, gained through advanced studies and experiences both in Australia and overseas. His commitment to the field and passion for patient care make him a trusted name in oculoplastic surgery. Oculoplastics, also known as ophthalmic plastic surgery, is a highly specialized branch of ophthalmology that focuses on the eyelid areas, catering to both cosmetic enhancement and functional restoration needs.

Oculoplastic Surgery: Beyond Aesthetics

Oculoplastic surgery encompasses a wide range of procedures and treatments, each tailored to address specific conditions and concerns. Our services cover various aspects of ophthalmology, including:

Excision of Skin Malignancies and Reconstruction

One vital aspect of oculoplastic surgery is the removal and subsequent reconstruction of skin malignancies in the eyelid area. Complex reconstruction may be necessary to ensure the removal site heals effectively and reduces the risk of malignancies recurring.

Eyelid Malpositions

We offer expertise in correcting eyelid malpositions, including:

  • Ptosis : The drooping of the upper eyelid, which can obstruct vision and result in a tired appearance.
  • Ectropion : The drooping of the lower eyelid, which may lead to excessive tearing and discomfort.
  • Entropion : The in-turning of the lower eyelid, causing irritation from eyelashes rubbing against the eye.

These conditions not only affect appearance but can also impair vision and overall eye health.

Tear Duct Obstructions

Tear duct obstructions can cause discomfort and excessive tearing. Our oculoplastic surgeon can perform bypass surgery, addressing the issue either from an internal or external perspective, to restore proper tear drainage.

Eye Socket Surgery

In cases where the eye needs to be removed, as is often the case in advanced eye diseases or trauma, our oculoplastic surgeon specializes in eye socket surgery. This intricate procedure allows for the placement of an artificial eye (prosthesis) to appear lifelike. Without proper socket surgery, the artificial eye may have limited mobility, leading to a less natural appearance.

Orbital Surgery

Patients with conditions such as thyroid eye disease, which causes excessive swelling of the tissues behind the eye, may require orbital surgery. This complex procedure addresses problems in the eye socket, helping to alleviate discomfort and restore normal eye positioning.

Your Trusted Partner in Oculoplastic Surgery

Marsden Eye Specialists is committed to providing the highest level of care for your oculoplastic surgery needs. Whether you're seeking cosmetic enhancement or require surgical intervention for functional reasons, our team, led by Dr. Edwin Figueira, is here to guide you through the process. We understand the importance of preserving both the aesthetics and functionality of your eyes, and we're dedicated to achieving the best possible outcomes for our patients.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Figueira, please don't hesitate to contact us. Your vision and eye health are our top priorities, and we look forward to assisting you on your oculoplastic journey.