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Houston Oculoplastic Surgery

Berkeley Eye Center is now providing state of the art oculoplastic services to our patients. Oculoplastic surgeon Dr. Aida Bounama will deliver the same outstanding quality of treatment that makes the Berkeley Eye Center Houston’s top choice when it comes to vision health and eye care. Oculoplastics is an area of ophthalmology that specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the eye and the tissue and bone surrounding the eye. Oculoplastic surgeons are ophthalmologists who have completed up to two years of specialized training and residency, providing them the latest knowledge and skills to treat a wide range of conditions that affect the function and appearance of the eye, including:

Eyelid Lift/Blepharoplasty

Do your eyes make you look older than you feel? An eyelid lift, or Blepharoplasty, is a safe effective procedure that tightens and removes the sagging skin and excess fat that can cause droopy eyelids and puffy eye bags.

Brow and Forehead Lift

Brow and forehead lifts are can take years off your face: We lift and tighten the skin of the forehead and brow, reducing the deep wrinkles in the forehead and elevating and repositioning sagging brows giving these areas a smoother, more youthful appearance.

BOTOX and Cosmetic Injectables

BOTOX is a cosmetic injectable widely used to reduce or eliminate the appearance of facial wrinkles, especially around the eyes. Other options available to our patients include dermal fillers and cosmetic eye surgery.

Blepharospasm and Hemifacial Spasm Treatment

BOTOX is also an effective in treating patients who suffer from an abnormal contraction or twitch of the eyelid, as is drug therapy (that includes carbamazepine, benzodiazepines, and baclofen) and microvascular decompression surgery.

Congenital Disorders

Our oculoplastic surgeon is skilled in a treating a wide range of congenital eye disorders including:

  • Aniridia (absent or partial iris)
  • Anophthalmia (no eye)
  • Coloboma (failure of the optic fissure to close)
  • Microphthalmia (small eye)
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic nerve hypoplasia (underdeveloped optic nerve),
  • Pediatric glaucoma
  • Pediatric Prosis
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Strambismus

Skin Tumors & Orbital Tumors

We offer many effective treatment options for cancer of the eye, optic nerve, eye lid or skin around the eye including Moh’s surgery, radiation therapy, cryosurgery and reconstructive surgery.

Orbital Fractures

Traumatic eye injuries can result in broken bones involving the rim, the floor or entire eye socket. Depending on the severity of the fracture, treatment can range from ice packs, decongestants and an antibiotic in mild cases to surgery to remove bone fragments or repair deformities.

Eyelid Reconstruction/Post – Moh’s Reconstruction

We can help restore the form and the function of the eyelids after a deforming trauma or Moh’s eyelid cancer surgery with our eyelid reconstruction and post-Moh’s reconstruction techniques.

Evisceration, Enucleation, and Exenteration Procedures

Sometimes the damage caused by disease or trauma is too severe, requiring partial or total removal of the eye and optic nerve. In such cases our oculoplastic surgeons can perform safe and effective evisceration, enucleation, and exenteration procedures. After the surgery, we can fit you with an artificial eye that matches the size and color of the other eye.

Anophthalmic Socket Reconstruction

An evisceration, enucleation, and exenteration procedure often changes the appearance of the eye socket, making reconstructive surgery necessary. We employ many different reconstruction techniques to prepare the anopthalmic socket for a prosthetic eye, including dermis-fat grafts, Guthoff artificial implants and methyl methacrylate implants.

Eyelid and Eye Socket Infections and Inflammation

Inflammation of the eyelid or eye socket may be indicative of infectious diseases such as orbital cellulitis or conjunctivitis (pink eye). Early detection and treatment are the key to curing inflammation and infections of the eye socket.

Eyelid Laxity/Lagophthalmos/Symblepharon

Blinking is something most of us take for granted. Blinking gently washes the eye, keeping it moist and clean. Problems closing your eyes, opening your eyes or keeping them open can cause great discomfort and even result in infection. Fortunately, we offer many treatment options to patients with eyelid laxity (difficulty keeping eyelids open), lagophthalmos (difficulty closing eyelids) and symblepharon (the eyelids become stuck together).

Lacrimal System Disorders/Tearing

Do you suffer from dry eyes or wet eyes? Disorders that affect the production of tears or the drainage of tears can result in acute or chronic discomfort of the eye. There are many options available for treating dry eyes and wet eyes.

Temporal Artery Biopsy

Temporal, or giant cell, arteritis (GCA) is an inflammatory condition affecting the medium and large-sized arteries of the head and face that can cause blindness in one or both eyes, double vision, aneurysms and stroke. GCA causes a multitude of symptoms similar to other conditions, so a biopsy of the temporal artery is often required to establish a diagnosis of temporal arteritis. The sooner a diagnosis of GCA is confirmed, the sooner a patient can receive the treatment they need for this potentially life threatening condition.

Thyroid Eye Disease, Graves’ Eye disease

We employ a combination of techniques to treat this autoimmune condition, including steroids and radiotherapy. In cases of eyeball protrusion, we can perform rehabilitative procedures such as decompression surgery. Most oculoplastic surgeries are performed on an outpatient basis, which means patients go home the same day and recovery is fairly quick. Contact Berkeley Eye Center today to schedule a visit with an experienced oculoplastic surgeon.