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Congenital Eye Disorders

The Berkeley Eye Center now offers oculoplastic surgery for patients who require cosmetic or reconstructive procedures to correct damage to the eyelid, eyebrows and areas surrounding the eye.

Oculoplastics surgeon Dr. Aida Bounama delivers outstanding surgical and non-surgical oculoplastic treatment options to patients in Houston and surrounding communities for a wide variety of conditions, including congenital eye defects.

Types of Congenital Eye Defects

Genetics, disease and prenatal injuries are some of the causes of congenital eye defects among children and adolescents. Some of these congenital eye defects are immediately apparent in an infant, while others may not manifest themselves until later.

Some common congenital eye conditions include:

  • Blepharitis (inflammation of the eyelid)
  • Blepharospasm (involuntary blinking)
  • Cancer
  • Chalazion (lump in the tear duct)
  • Coloboma (failure of the optic fissure to close)
  • Dermatochalaisis (baggy skin around the eyes)
  • Ectropion (eyelid turns outward)
  • Entropion (eyelid turns inward)
  • Epiphora (excessive tearing)
  • Eyelid Laxity
  • Facial Palsy
  • Hemangioma (vascular birthmark)
  • Molloscum Contagiosum (small lesions of the skin)
  • Nystagmus (involuntary eye movement)
  • Nevus (birthmark or mole)
  • Ptosis (drooping eyelids)
  • Strambismus (misalignment of the eyes)
  • Trichiasis (ingrowth of the eyelashes)

The good news is that many of these conditions can be effectively treated through our oculoplastic procedures.

Houston Oculoplastic Surgery at Berkeley Eye Center

Oculoplastics is a field of medicine devoted to treating problems of the eyelids, eye socket, lacrimal system and associated structures. Oculoplastic surgeons, like Dr. Bounama, are board-certified ophthalmologists who have completed further advanced training in oculoplastic plastic surgery techniques.

If you are experiencing problems due to a congenital eye disorder, there’s a good chance Dr. Bounama can help. Eyelid lifts and other surgery to correct congenital eye disorders are performed as an outpatient surgical procedure that usually involves removing loose skin and tightening the eyelid and its attachments in order to restore the eyelid to its original position. Dr. Bounama’s patient-customized approach has achieved impressive results in a wide range of eyelid lift procedures for both men and women. Her patients are amazed by their fresh and natural post-surgery appearance.

Swelling, bruising and other complications resulting from oculoplastic surgery usually disappear after a week. Depending on the circumstances, your insurance may cover your oculoplastic procedure.

Berkeley Eye Center’s oculoplastics clinic delivers the same level of excellent service that patients have depended on for over 60 years. Give the Berkeley Eye Center a call today to schedule an appointment.