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Ocular plastic surgery

What does this type of surgery consist of?

Oculoplasty (oculoplastic surgery) or ocular plastic surgery is the part of ophthalmology that deals with all the alterations that may appear around the eyes, eyelids, eyebrows, etc., both functional (eyelid pathologies) and aesthetic.


This treatment is indicated for those patients who need:

  • Removal of bags and excess skin on the eyelids.
  • Correcting drooping eyelid or ptosis
  • Eliminate ocular tumors
  • Eyebrow ptosis
  • Treatment of entropion and extropion

Indicated treatment

  • Blepharoplasty or eyelid plastic surgery removes excess skin and fat from the upper and lower eyelids, thus rejuvenating the face and eliminating unsightly bags and dark circles under the eyes.
  • Treatment of entropion. Entropion is the interference of the lower eyelid with the eyelashes, causing irritation of the eyeball, excessive tear production and loss of vision. The operation is performed under local anesthesia by tightening the eyelid of the eye.
  • Treatment of ectropion. It is the opposite of entropion, but has similar consequences: continuous tearing, irritation, etc. There is the possibility of other treatments by means of medication, but the most effective and definitive correction is surgery. As in the treatment of entropion, local anesthesia is applied and the eyelid is tightened for correction.
  • Ptosis surgery. It is performed to strengthen and lift the eyelids when they are drooping, creating folds on the skin, thus hindering proper vision.
  • Pterygium surgery with grafts. This surgery is applied for the prevention and control of triangular shaped tissue growth. Its detention avoids the sensation of foreign body and its obstruction in the vision.
  • Treatment of xanthelasmas. Xanthelasmas present as benign tumors around the eyelid. This disease occurs in adults with diabetes, biliary cirrhosis or hypercholesterolemia.


The benefits of oculoplasty or ocular plastic surgery are focused on solving pathological problems and at the same time covering aesthetic issues such as facial rejuvenation or modification of the appearance of the eyes.

The results of oculoplastic surgery are practically immediate.


Dra. Gala León

Dr. Fco Javier Blanes

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